KINGSBURG, Fresno County (CBS SF) – A school district near Fresno has reportedly allowed several high school teachers to carry guns on campus.
According to The Fresno Bee, the Kingsburg Joint Union High School Board on Monday unanimously approved the policy, which takes effect immediately.
The policy allows five district employees chosen by the superintendent to carry their concealed firearm on school grounds after they are trained and have their records evaluated.
“I am a proponent of the Second Amendment, and I’m also the biggest proponent of protecting the kids,” Superintendent Randy Morris told the newspaper.
Morris pointed to a district near Sacramento also allowing select employees to have guns on campus for the past several years. The policy at the Folsom Cordova Unified School District, which does not allow teachers to carry guns or have them in the classroom, has recently drawn criticism from parents.
Meanwhile, critics of the Kingsburg policy reportedly said the measure was extreme for a school campus not surrounded by a fence, that does not have an on-campus police officer, and allows students to leave for lunch each day.
Kingsburg is about 20 miles southeast of Fresno.