Lubbock ISD Explores Options for Arming Teachers
The Lubbock ISD Board of Trustees held a workshop Thursday morning, and during the workshop there was a presentation relating to research on arming teachers.
There were no actual decisions or votes on the matter, but the question was still raised and Lubbock ISD officials are exploring options.
KAMC News reports that Lubbock ISD's security director presented options about what would be best considering the recent shootings in the country. The two programs presented were the School Guardian Program and the School Marshall Program.
The Guardian Program would allow certain approved employees to carry a firearm on campus. Apparently this program only requires around 16 hours of training. The School Marshal Program, however, requires 80 hours of rigorous training, and those looking to become a school marshal must be appointed by the Board of Trustees.
Officials also said that any options will not be enacted in this coming school year.
Lubbock ISD says that any input from the community would be important before any decision on arming teachers is made.
We'll bring more updates to the workshop held Thursday and the plans discussed as more details are made immediately available.