The Fannin County, GA, School Board voted in early May unanimously to arm teachers who volunteer to carry, according to WSBTX-Channel 2.
Under the new policy, teachers can have guns holstered. Guns in bags or purses are not allowed, Channel 2’s Lori Wilson said. Fannin County is north of Atlanta and borders Tennessee.
Teachers allowed to participate will receive training on judgment, pistol and long gun shooting at a minimum.
The proposal says that employees must be approved by the Board of Education and the Fannin County Sheriff before they’re allowed to carry weapons on school grounds.
School officials told Wilson the idea of arming teachers has been on the table since April.