[Courtesy of GlobalGrind]
The issue of how to prevent school shootings has been tearing at our country and bringing up much controversy, but the state of Ohio has come up with their own technique.
The state has just approved janitors of schools to stay armed while working in order to help stop a shooting if one was to occur.
The Huffington Post reports:
The Montpelier Exempted Village Schools Board of Education has approved the carrying of handguns by its custodial staff.
The 5-0 vote of the board Wednesday night to allow handgun training for four custodians to be able to tote weapons at the K-12 campus at the Williams County school came after last month’s deadly shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
School officials say that having armed personnel — believed to be the first for any school system in Ohio — is designed to thwart incidents of violence and prevent what happened in Newtown, Conn., from occurring here.
We’re not sure if janitors are the most qualified people to be armed with guns, with or without training.
And the answer to gun violence being more guns, may not be a good solution either.
Is arming janitors, a good idea?
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