School Board Members In Pa Have Voted To Postpone A Policy Allowing Teachers To Carry Guns In School

01.10.19 | Sarah Harnisch

In a 2-1 vote, the Tamaqua School Board’s security committee says it will suspend the policy for a week while it waits for a court hearing on its validity.

Both teachers and parents filed lawsuits; claiming it violated state law and posed a danger to the community.

The district serves more than 2,100 students and is believed to be the first school system in the state to let teachers carry weapons.

The policy approved in September says teachers and other employees can volunteer to carry concealed, district-issued guns after training.