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Some Texas districts that arm teachers say no to federal funds


September 13, 2018

SOME TEXAS DISTRICTS THAT ARM TEACHERS SAY NO TO FEDERAL FUNDS: Some Texas school districts that arm teachers are balking at the notion of using federal funds to buy more guns or for weapons training — even though it appears Education Secretary Betsy DeVos won’t stand in their way. When it comes to liability and paperwork, it’s just easier to keep it local, they say.

— “Our employees who carry on campus volunteer to do so and own their own firearms,” said Kevin Dyes, superintendent of Holliday Independent School District in Texas, which allows licensed staff to conceal their own handguns. The district provides reimbursement for training and practice ammunition, he said.


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