The Montpelier Exempted Village Schools Board of Education has approved the carrying of handguns by its custodial staff.Nothing that is proposed even comes close to this.
The 5-0 vote of the board Wednesday night to allow handgun training for four custodians to be able to tote weapons at the K-12 campus at the Williams County school came after last month's deadly shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
School officials say that having armed personnel - believed to be the first for any school system in Ohio - is designed to thwart incidents of violence and prevent what happened in Newtown, Conn., from occurring here.
"Sitting back and doing nothing and hoping it doesn't happen to you is just not good policy anymore. There is a need for schools to beef up their security measures," Supertendent Jamie Grime told The Blade today. "Having guns in the hands of the right people are not a hindrance. They are a means to protect."
14 January 2013
Yes, the Swiss do have common posession of military weapons as a part of their armed forces, but the regulatory regime is a gun control advocates wet dream. They literally count the bullets that their citizen soldiers carry (rolling the Wiki):