Levelland ISD Superintendent Kelly Baggett Discusses Possibility Of Concealed Carry On Campus [AUDIO]
On the Monday edition of The Chad Hasty Show Kelly Baggett, superintendent of Levelland ISD, talked with Chad Hasty about the possibility of the district allowing teachers to carry concealed handguns on campus.
The discussion over concealed carry on campus has been going on for a while now, but has been thrust back into the spotlight after the Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut. Now, Levelland ISD is forming a committee to determine whether the district will allow their teachers with concealed handgun licenses to carry their firearms on campus.
Community feedback on the issues has been mixed so far. Baggett said that many of the people he spoke with are “on the bubble” about the issue, including Baggett himself. He said that, while he likes the idea of having trained personnel on site in the event of an active shooter situation, he still has some reservations about the idea.
“The con part of it really to me is quite scary, because even though you’re trained, you’re not a law enforcement official. And those guys and ladies go through extensive training, and of course they can even expand that training when they go into the SWAT team and things of that sort. And it’s quite frightening because number 1: if you have an active shooter, are you going to be able to react quick enough…it’s just scary to think that we’re going to pull a weapon, because we’re educators, we may have to fire that weapon.”
Baggett encourages the residents of Levelland ISD to contact him and give him their opinions on the matter. To contact Kelly Baggett, E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.