To The Editor:
Texans will quickly resolve the school security dilemma after the Legislature removes carry restrictions in Texas Penal Code Chapter 46. (Guns on campus debate, KDH, March 15.)
In addition to law enforcement officers, school districts could leverage a small cadre of employees and volunteer concealed handgun license holders to provide layered armed security. (Candidates address issue of guns in schools, March 19).
The latter could be deployed like federal sky marshals; rotating between campuses and varying on-site presence each day.
Few would need to know the location of school marshals and not all campuses would likely be covered each day.
The Legislature should give school districts the freedom to adopt solutions that fit their communities. A policy change would also send a clear Texas message our schools are no longer gun-free zones and an armed capability has been sensibly integrated into the security system that protects our children.