North White School Corp. passes carry policy

North White High School

WHITE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – Administrators and school board members with the North White School Corporation can carry guns inside campus buildings beginning in July.

The North White Board of Trustees voted unanimously, 7-0, to approve the new policy on Monday. According to North White School Board President Shannon Mattix, the policy states guns may be carried inside campus buildings while school is in session and at school events.

Participants must pass two annual training sessions, one six hour basic firearm training session, and up to 40 hours of crisis management and defensive tactics training. Those carrying guns are required to go through a psychological evaluation at least once a year.

Other policy requirements include the firearm must be concealed, semi-automatic, held in a Level Two or Three holster, and carried not stored in the building.

Mattix explained that in developing this policy, they wanted to rely on factual information and data and to eliminate emotions.

“Anytime you discuss firearms, emotions are involved. People on both sides of this issue are passionate,” said Mattix in a release to News 18.

Mattix said the board feels the policy protects students and staff in a measured and controlled fashion.

“We feel we successfully achieved our goal and as a result, we have created a policy that protects our students and staff in a measured and controlled fashion.”

The policy becomes effective on July 1, 2014.

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  • Firemedic22

    As having graduated from North White, I will say this….small, rural, school in the middle of no where. Average graduating class size: 45 people. We are not talking about a gang-ridden, inner city school, like you would find in the northwest part of the state or Chicago.

    I believe that guns belong no where near a school campus. It’s like inviting a bank robber into the vault at a bank. This condones violence. There is no amount of training that can teach a person to defend themselves against instinct. At what point do you drawl a weapon on a child? What happens when a larger child over powers the teacher and gains access to the weapon? There are simply too many “what if’s” to list here.

    As a professional medic, I work some of the most dangerous streets in not only the state, but in the country. Do I carry a weapon? No. Why? Because by me having a weapon on my person, I open up the chance of getting killed. The risk of someone taking that weapon from me and using it against me, is always in the back of my mind. Guns don’t kill people…people kill people.

    In closing, I will say this. Teachers and staff, if you feel that you need to carry a fire arm to work because you don’t feel safe, then consider another profession. If you just want to carry a fire arm, there are people out there that carry them daily…they’re called police officers. This truly embarrassed me to read this today. Let’s get our heads out of the clouds, and back to where they belong…in the classrooms, educating our future. I can’t believe this discussion is even happening. So, I want to hear some cases of gang related violence that have occurred at North White….any good stories?

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