BTBuzz: California school district allows teachers, staff to carry guns on campus


A Fresno County school district will allow some teachers and staffers to carry guns on school grounds to bolster campus safety.

The Kingsburg Joint Union High School District Board of Trustees on Monday approved a measure that would allow up to five permitted school employees to carry guns on campus and in classrooms, the Fresno Bee reported. 

Staff members who want to be strapped must go through training approved by the district’s superintendent and have their conduct and discipline records evaluated.

The Bee reported the policy came on the heels of a senate bill approved in January that said teachers can’t carry guns unless the district superintendent approves.

Trustee Brooke Ashjian told the Bee: “I’m a big believer in the Second Amendment. I think everybody should carry,” she said. “If teachers are armed, it’s just one more level of security and comfort to our students.”