They apparently didn’t want armed school resource officers or teachers carrying firearms. So they did this . . .
Most of the teachers in Jay Schools don’t know where each building’s handgun is kept. They also don’t know which of their co-workers are trained to use it.
Neither do the students nor their parents.
Here’s what they do know: There’s a gun in a biometric safe under camera surveillance somewhere in each of the district’s eight schools. It’s not in a classroom. In a life-threatening emergency, more than one trained employee in each of the schools is authorized to pull the trigger.
The details, school officials said, are purposefully kept confidential, the uncertainty serving as a deterrent.
Proponents of arming teachers say the approach could save lives. Detractors say they would rather see more firearms regulation than guns in classrooms.