Sounds like our local school board is one step ahead of the distraught emotionalism of "it could happen here."Thursday's DDN page A10
Kelly Kohls, the president of the Springboro school board, said the conversation about arming school staff members has come up in board discussions. She said a great deal of research would have to be conducted before any decisions are made.
"It's a scary thought to me to have a gun in the building, but from what I'm hearing, if there were one or two armed people in the (Sandy Hook) building, they certainly would have been able to stop the murders sooner," Kohls said. "We just want to keep the kids safe; we're just not sure what route to take."
"I think we'd consider anything to protect our students, but how we would do that is to develop a series of plans," Kohls said.
The board president's statement that a great deal of research would have to be conducted before any decisions are made seems the better approach than a one size fits all plan from the state or federal politicians or special interest groups.