Typically, WestChesterBuzz will not share news that takes place outside West Chester and Liberty townships, but sometimes a story comes along that could ultimately make an impact here.
Michael D. Clark reported this week that a fellow Butler County school district approved a new policy that will allow school principals and assistant principals to carry loaded handguns in schools. Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones applauded the school district and has been pushing for armed school officials since the Sandy Hook tragedy.
Do you think the Lakota School district will ever approve a similar policy?
Here is the story.
Armed school principals could be walking school hallways in August after a local board approved a new security policy.
Butler County’s Edgewood Schools will allow on a voluntary basis qualified school principals and assistant principals to carry loaded handguns in the district’s five schools starting this school year.
It’s a first for schools in Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky.
Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones, who has grabbed national headlines for pushing for armed school employees, hailed the Edgewood school board’s Monday vote as “breaking from the pack” of the region’s schools that have previously resisted the idea.
“I applaud Edgewood,” Jones said Tuesday. “This is the only one in our region, but they won’t be the last.” (more…)