Teacher To Carry Weapon At Orrville High School
Written by Amani Abraham
The Orrville school board unanimously approved arming a teacher who is also a Lawrence Twp. officer.
The Beacon Journal reports the board voted to allow the veteran teacher and police officer to carry a concealed firearm in the high school following the deadly shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.
School officials say they have had a lot of support from the community, but some people still have reservations about the decision to arm Bill Yerman.
The school board president says this is a unique situation and believes he will be less "intimidating" in comparison to the average police officer.
I'm largely against arming regular school staff.
However, I think the PERFECT compromise is something like this (in the article).
My dd's fourth grade teacher (when she was still in brick and mortar school) was a semi-retired police officer with over 20 years on the force. I know he was semi retired and not fully retired because he often missed school when he needed to be in court, lol.
I would have had NO reservations about him carrying a weapon on him.
Okay. One reservation. Especially on a high school level. I would be concerned that this teacher wouldn't be able to carefully guard his weapon AND teach. Let's face it, there are some very troubled teens out there.