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Texas school district arming some workers

Published On: Jan 23 2014 08:41:16 AM CST
Updated On: Jan 23 2014 11:01:22 AM CST
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ARGYLE, Texas (AP) -

A North Texas school district has decided to arm some of its employees with firearms and authorize them to use force if necessary to protect students.

The Denton Record-Chronicle reports the Argyle school board has adopted a policy to arms some employees on district property, at some district-sanctioned events and at board meetings.

The board approved the policy Tuesday night by a 7-0 vote. Superintendent Telena Wright said the employees to be armed will not be identified.

Those chosen to participate will be put through what a district statement calls "a rigorous interview process, a complete psychological evaluation and a comprehensive firearms and emergency training course" before they will be armed.