Mount Pleasant, Texas Arming Teachers
More school districts across Texas are taking the safety of their students and staff seriously by allowing some employees to carry handguns for use in an emergency.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas (KLTV) - The Mount Pleasant ISD board has approved a plan to allow some employees to wear concealed handguns.
A spokeswoman for the school said the board approved using the Guardian Plan, which is a state-approved plan which solely provides hand-picked armed employees the ability to defend themselves in the event of an active shooter.
Some schools opt for the Marshal Plan, which gives employees armed law enforcement capabilities.
The plan will go into effect for the 2020-2021 year.
"If we have learned anything from the unrest of 2020, it’s that you are responsible for your safety. As unfortunate as it may be, sometimes the police aren’t there to help in time, and you have to be your own first responder." - Attorney Richard Hayes
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