VAN, Texas — Van Independent School District green-lighted a concealed carry proposal this week, saying it will help protect the district’s 2,000-plus students.
“The sad reality is, [a shooting] could happen here,” said VISD Superintendent Don Dunn.
The district already locks school doors. But most of the parents News 8 talked to Thursday said that wasn’t enough anymore.
“This makes it better,” said parent Kassy Gandy.
The district said it is outlining strict guidelines, including mandatory hostage and crisis training with local police for any staff member that wants to carry.
Many parents are in favor of such actions. I plan on attending Arlington I.S.D. school board meeting next week to encourage the district to adopt such a policy.
Dunn wouldn’t say how many of the 350 staff are interested, only saying “there is a list.” Ultimately, it will be at the administration’s discretion to decide which interested personnel could carry.
I like the fact that the number of people interested is so long they had to write down all the names. Good job Van I.S.D. workers 🙂