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S. Idaho charter school OKs employee request to carry gun

This August 2016 photo shows a sign outside a school in Claude, Texas, which Claude ISD posts outside their schools. In the aftermath of yet another mass school shooting, President Donald Trump says that if one of the victims, a football coach, had been armed he would have shot and that would have been the end of it. Revisiting an idea he raised in his campaign, Trumps comments in favor of allowing teachers to be armed come as lawmakers in several states are wrestling with the idea, including in Florida, where the 17 most recent school shooting victims are being mourned. (Creede Newton / AP)
This August 2016 photo shows a sign outside a school in Claude, Texas, which Claude ISD posts outside their schools. In the aftermath of yet another mass school shooting, President Donald Trump says that if one of the victims, a football coach, had been armed he would have shot and that would have been the end of it. Revisiting an idea he raised in his campaign, Trumps comments in favor of allowing teachers to be armed come as lawmakers in several states are wrestling with the idea, including in Florida, where the 17 most recent school shooting victims are being mourned. (Creede Newton / AP)
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TWIN FALLS, Idaho – Officials at a south-central Idaho charter school have approved allowing a school employee to carry a concealed firearm on campus.

The Times-News reports that Xavier Charter School’s board of trustees on Thursday unanimously approved the request from the employee.

The charter school in Twin Falls already has an existing policy allowing employees who request permission to carry a concealed firearm. This was the first time an employee put in a request.

School Board Chairwoman Debbi Burr says allowing an employee to carry a gun on campus is about keeping children safe and not about the Second Amendment and gun rights.

The board declined to name the employee who is approved to carry the concealed weapon.

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