“When I first read about this, I couldnâ€™t believe it was legal,” said Marsha McCartney, president of the Texas chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. “It turns out it wasnâ€™t.”
No, turns out that it is legal.Â They are depending on school regulations governing the hiring of security personnel, which require them to be sworn officers if they are to be armed.
If a board of trustees authorizes a person employed as security personnel to carry a weapon, the person must be a commissioned peace officer.
Teachers are not hired security personnel, and the Texas state concealed carry statute is pretty clear on the matter.Â Harold School District policy is a problem for the gun control movement, because we all know what’s going to happen if this policy is allowed to move forward: “A whole lotta nothing.”Â They must convince the public the world will end if guns are allowed in schools — all it takes is a few contrary cases for the gig to be up.