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Should School Employees Carry Firearms?

'Heavy Topic' Discussed At Kimball School Board Meeting; Strong Opinions Expressed

The Kimball School Board began tackling a sensitive issue or, as board President Travis Cook put it, "a heavy topic" at its July 8 meeting – whether school employees should carry firearms.

With state Sen. Brian Hardin in attendance, Hardin explained that the Unicameral passed legislation allowing school employees to carry a firearm, either concealed or open carry. The discussion addressed Board Policy 702.11 as it pertains to firearms in schools.

The board, along with local law enforcement, discussed at length the ramifications – legally, financially and emotionally – of a firearm policy.