Small Idaho School Buys Firearms and Trains Staff
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A tiny school district in Idaho has purchased firearms and trained a handful of staff to protect against possible worst case scenarios. Garden Valley School District officials say it takes law enforcement 45 minutes to reach the one school in their entire district. The school board approved purchasing firearms this month. However, officials declined to say how many firearms they bought and what type.
Garden Valley's actions are just one of many solutions schools across the nation have adopted to protect their campuses. Some have installed metal detectors, others have expanded school resource officers to secure not only high schools but also middle and elementary schools.