Columbine. Jonesboro. Virginia Tech. Sandy Hook .
As much as we hope and pray our kids will be safe as they head back to school, tragedies like these are hard to erase from a parent’s mind.
And now the Associated Press reports 20-plus administrators, teachers and other staff in Clarksville, Ark., population 9,200, will carry concealed weapons at school, essentially serving as armed guards.
"The plan we've been given in the past is 'Well, lock your doors, turn off your lights and hope for the best,'" Superintendent David Hopkins tells the news service. “That's not a plan."
Hopkins tells the AP the school district will spend around $50,000 for ammo and training, and those carrying the weapons (which will reportedly be kept secret) will be given $1,100 to buy a handgun and holster.
Wow. What do you think? Should teachers carry guns at school?