41Garand wrote:Texas has a legal process for this approval.
How does it work?
Harrold isd did it back in 2008.
How do we get this done in more isd's?
Can a principal approve an individual at a particular school, or does it have to be isd wide?
Anyone attempted to this? Please let me know how you approached the issue, who you talked to and outcome.
Anyone here from Harrold? I would like to hear from you.
Sorry for all of the questions.
I am just looking for clarification and solutions.
Thanks to all.
gdanaher wrote:This is very much a top down issue. Harrold ISD is sort of a unique situation in that they are rural, have more than their share of rattle snakes, an active FFA program, and obviously a board that is very supportive of chl. I don't think the nexus of their decision was so much fear of an armed person assaulting the school so much as being able to dispatch those rattlers. If the district in which you reside is similar to the Harrold demographic, you might be able to convince the authorities so authorize concealed carry by the staff.
Sidro wrote:I graduated from Harrold and still live near by. The decision to allow teachers and staff was decided on by the school board and the superintendant. Those allowed to carry are required to have a a certain amount of training and carry ammunition is restricted to certain types. <SNIP>
My self included.If a campus has teachers who have chl, and they are willing, get them into training to support your campus police in events like what happened in Connecticut today. I'd sign up immediately!!
SherwoodForest wrote:Yes, pursuant to statute that is the procedure. While discussions, and meetings proceed - precisely WHAT , WHO is protecting our school children TODAY as we speak ?
In the thousands of schools in Texas - what protection stands between the lives of our children and another marauding murderer ? That is THE QUESTION BEGGING A RESPONSE.
Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 921(a)(25) the term "school zone" means—
(A) in, or on the grounds of, a public, parochial or private school; or
(B) within a distance of 1,000 feet from the grounds of a public, parochial or private school.
Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 921(a)(26) the term "school" means a school which provides elementary or secondary education, as determined under State law.
18 U.S.C. § 924(a)(4) establishes the penalty for violating GFSZA:
Whoever violates the Act shall be fined not more than $5,000, imprisoned for not more than 5 years, or both. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the term of imprisonment imposed under this paragraph shall not run concurrently with any other term of imprisonment imposed under any other provision of law.
Note: A conviction under the GFSZA will cause an individual to become a "prohibited person" under the Gun Control Act of 1968. This will bar them from legally owning firearms for the rest of their life.