from the Office of State Senator Craig Estes, District 30

For Immediate Release
August 15, 2008
Contact: Jody Withers

Statement by State Senator Craig Estes on Harrold ISD decision to allow qualified teachers to carry concealed weapons on campus

Austin - State Senator Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls) released the following statement regarding the decision by Harrold ISD to allow teachers to carry concealed weapons on school grounds.

"I applaud the Harrold ISD School Board and the ISD superintendent for their focus on school security and visionary approach toward student safety, and I believe other school districts should carefully review and consider this option. State law grants our school districts the option to allow teachers and other school personnel to carry concealed firearms for campus security and I will oppose any attempt to take away these rights from our locally elected school boards."