The Folsom Cordova Unified School District has released information that select staff members are approved to have guns on campus.
Superintendent Deborah Bettencourt issued a statement about the policy in an effort to clarify rumors that have been circulating regarding school safety.
“The safety of our students, staff, and families is our number one priority, and our narrow practice of allowing select, law-abiding employees to securely store and access a firearm in the event of an emergency is a legal and appropriate safety measure given the unfortunate reality of violence in our society today,” Bettencourt said.
The policy, which has been in place for six years, “grew from conversations with law enforcement, staff and the board of education during ongoing emergency preparation,” according to a release from the school district.
Staff members must hold a current conceal-carry weapons permit and must undergo ongoing training beyond what a CCW permit requires, the district said.
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