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Taconic BoE rejects request to arm teachers

Mar 20, 2014 10:01 am
Adam Clayton is reporting in the Register Star the Taconic Hills Board of Education dismissed a plan presented at its Wed., Mar. 20, meeting by district parent, Bill Kraus, to authorize teachers to carry pistols in district schools. The proposal was made in the wake of threats of violence at the school in December. Kraus initially addressed the board at its January meeting and returned Wednesday to ask the board to consider a concealed pistol policy for the schools. Kraus provided the board with a packet of information, including a list of numerous local credentialed pistol trainers who would be willing to instruct Taconic Hills teachers. Kraus was stopped during his presentation by board president Kevin Maisenbacher, who told Kraus this was an option the board was not willing to consider. Superintendent of Schools Neil Howard said the school board had received letters from every union affiliated with the schools’ staff condemning the idea. Reading the full story in the Register Star.
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