Posted: Feb 16, 2013 6:49 PM
CHILDRESS, Texas - Employees of a West Texas school district will have access to firearms as part of increased security measures approved by the school board.
The weapons will be placed in a secure location at schools in the Childress Independent School District, about 115 miles southeast of Amarillo.
The district board on Monday approved a plan to allow selected employees to have access to weapons. They won't be allowed to regularly carry them.
Superintendent Rick Teran says planning for the security measures is in the preliminary stages. He says a security company will train employees during the summer and fall.
The board also approved hiring a school resource police officer for next school year.
Childress joins other Texas communities that have approved employee access to firearms on campuses.
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