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Wilson Public Schools Superintendent Eric Smith has made an executive decision to allow 5 teachers to train with their own weapons and carry them concealed during school days, and we could not be happier.
The Superintendent along with the High School Principal, AG Instructor, Technology Director, and the Elementary Principal have all volunteered to take the three 21 hour classes required to carry their concealed weapon on their person during the school days. The beginning of the instruction will include unarmed security procedures, rules, and regulations.
“We approached the board last spring when the law changed,” Smith said. “We talked on and off about it and started last night. We also began understanding the verbiage they want on reports.”
Each individual will be using their own weapon while the school will be paying for the classes they are taking.
Why the sudden change in this local school policy? The Superintendent made it clear that is was in response to the the changes that have taken effect in society.
“It’s just the fact of the matter,” he said. “So much is happening worldwide. There have been a lot of changes since we were in school.”
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