Lubbock ISD is currently taking feedback on school security and firearms. In an editorial over the weekend Lubbock ISD's Superintendent, Dr. Kathy Rollo, wrote about the choices facing the school district.

Dr. Rollo wrote about the possibility of allowing teachers and staff to carry firearms under two different proposals. The first proposal is called the "School Marshal Program". Volunteer educators are trained by state and go through extensive background checks. According to Rollo, these volunteers must go through 80 hours of firearm training, prevention, and mental health evaluations every two years. Under this program, firearms must be stored at all times unless there is a threat.

Another proposal is called the "Guardian Program". Under this proposal, the district is in charge of training educators who wish to carry and those who carry receive 15-20 hours of training. Those who carry are allowed to carry the gun on them at all times, but can only act in self-defense.

Rollo said that Lubbock ISD will continue to take feedback from parents and the community at different forums held each month over the next few months. Those meetings will be at the following locations and days:

  • January 7th at Coronado H.S.
  • February 4th at Monterey H.S.
  • March 3rd at Lubbock H.S.
  • April 7th at Irons Middle School
  • May 5th at Monterey H.S. (staff and faculty only)

All meetings begin at 6:30 p.m.

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