JONESBORO — Although Jonesboro Independent School District’s program allowing certain school faculty to carry firearms on campus is still in the early training stage, it has already drawn wide support from the local community who contend the benefits of the program outweigh its costs.
The district’s Guardian Angel Program authorizes select staff members, who have obtained a concealed handgun license, to carry concealed handguns on school property beginning next school year. Officials of the rural school district in north Coryell County said the program will help in case of emergencies and allows school employees to defend the campus, if needed.
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