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In the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, questions are being raised about how to keep schools and students safe in the face of uncertain danger.
Last night, the Washington Community School district held a meeting to discuss the possibility of arming certain school officials for protection. Washington Police Chief Jim Kuchenbecker wants to train some teachers to be part time police officers so that they would be able to be able to carry fire arms inside the school.
"The end of the day the only thing that needs to be our top priority here in the school is the safety, security of nearly 1300 people. The purpose of this is nothing more than to add another tool on to our tool belt in the event of the worst possible scenario," he said.
The school does have a police presence already but this would be for added precaution. If the school is given the ok, a policy would be drawn up for administrators to carry weapons.