Teachers to carry guns
School district votes to become first in Virginia to arm teachers
A school board in Virginia has voted to arm teachers as the school district would become the first in the commonwealth to have teachers with guns in the classroom.
A five-member school board in Lee County in Southwest Virginia unanimously voted earlier this month to allow a number of teachers and staff to carry concealed weapons or store them in safes on school property.
Teachers with military background would be given preference, and training similar to law enforcement would take place. They would also have to undergo extensive psychiatric evaluation.