When looking at the comments to the Daily Mail article, knee-jerk reactions are in wide display. Perish the thought that an average person could be allowed to carry a gun, it throws them into a tizzy. The acts of a lone deranged man are used to punish millions of decent, law abiding gun owners, that’s what’s at issue here.
Ohio school board unanimously votes to place armed CUSTODIANS in their K-12 schools
By NINA GOLGOWSKI
PUBLISHED: 23:32 GMT, 11 January 2013 | UPDATED: 23:48 GMT, 11 January 2013
An Ohio school board has unanimously voted to place armed custodians on their k-12 campus in an effort to better protect their students from a future mass shooting.
Following Wednesday’s believed unprecedented 5-0 vote in the state, four male janitors were the first to volunteer to arm themselves with their own handguns on the rural Montpelier campus, the Toledo Blade reports.
The vote will permit only non-teaching employees to carry the firearms on the campus, so long as they complete a weapons training course.
Packing: This K-12 school district in Montpelier, Ohio has unanimously voted to allow janitors and any other non-teaching employee to carry fire arms on campus.
‘It’s kind of a sign of the times,’ Superintendent Jamies Grime said on Friday.
The move comes as districts and lawmakers across the nation weigh how to protect students following the December school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.
The school board’s legal counsel accompanied the vote, Mr Grime told the Blade, who advised Ohio’s gun law which allows school boards to authorize employees to possess weapons on school grounds, should they pass the requirements of the concealed-carry law.