ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) – Some mother and father are outraged just after the Cobb County School Board passed a evaluate Thursday night time that will let Cobb County School District workers to volunteer to endure education to have a firearm on faculty campuses.
A team of indignant mother and father was at the college board meeting Thursday night chanting, “Delay the vote!” They argued that the conclusion will put college students in harm’s way. A postponement request by two of the board members was defeated by the majority. The new weapons policy handed with a vote of 4-2.
Cobb County college leaders stated the district is having difficulties to fill vacancies on its law enforcement pressure and that by making it possible for specific volunteers to carry firearms, pupils and personnel will be improved shielded on campus. This evaluate excludes classroom academics, and the board emphasized no one particular will be forced or expected to carry a firearm.
A number of mother and father cited safety considerations, believing that armed non-legislation enforcement personnel on campus will put college students at danger with black dad and mom voicing certain issues based mostly on race.
Here’s what some of the mother and father experienced to say before the vote was passed:
The measure states that the superintendent will oversee the sorts and quantity of weapons and ammunition approved to be possessed or carried on campus. The measure does not point out a timeline for rollout.
Friday early morning, Salleigh Grubbs, chairwoman of the Cobb County Republican Party, despatched the next statement to CBS46:
“The try of a handful of far-left customers of an anti-gun group to hijack our university board assembly last night is unbelievably naïve. We are living in a unsafe globe and our young children must be safeguarded. More really qualified public protection experts who can defend our pupils from intruders is excellent for our faculties. Period.
Superintendent Ragsdale has clearly stated by this motion, he is unwilling to defund our college police and protection officers. We assist this effort and hard work and applaud the school board in keeping university security as the focal stage of our schools.
Even though lecturers will not be allowed to carry guns on campus, they can rest assured our schools will be extra secure with this change of coverage.”
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