Texas School District Moves to Train
More Staff to be Armed for Defense

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By Dean Weingarten. Dec 21, 2022

On Monday, December 12, 2022, the Keller School District board voted to implement the School Guardian program for the District. The Keller Independent School District, (ISD) with over 35,000 students, is one of the largest in the state. From The epochtimes.com:

A large North Texas school district is moving forward with its plan to allow armed staff members to protect students in the event of an active shooter situation.

On Monday night, the board of trustees for the Keller Independent School District (KISD) approved the decision in a 4–3 vote. The district, which serves more than 35,000 students, is set to become the largest in North Texas to implement a guardian program.

The new policy would be on a volunteer basis with a high degree of oversight. The program would require a rigorous selection process. Participants would undergo a law enforcement psychological exam, a physical, and firearm testing with requalification twice a year.

In September, 2013, Texas passed legislation which authorized School Districts to participate in programs designed to aid in the protection of schools. .....


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