In a recent letter to the editor, Hellertown resident Dennis Scholl said he opposes a Saucon Valley School District proposal to consider hiring an armed security officer.
Guns In Schools
Monday, February 18, 2013
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Hellertown resident Dennis Scholl says he opposes a Saucon Valley School District proposal to spend more than $125,000 on hiring an armed officer as a school security measure.
To the Editor, I read today ("Saucon Valley to Consider Placing Armed Officer on Campus," The Morning Call, Feb. 13, 2013) that Saucon Valley School District is contemplating the addition of an armed guard at its Polk Valley Road campus. The officer would cost the district $126,000, according to school board member, Ralph Puerta. An additional $3,100 would be required to install a new lock system and surveillance cameras at school entrances. Another $17,000 would be required to install bollards at entrances, to prevent forcible vehicular entry into the schools. These security measures will be considered as the board weighs the 2013-2014 budget. Total expenditure on the three security items is $146,100. I'd like to go on public record (and …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
A group of GOP senators will review school emergency plans
The following press release was issued by Pa. Senate Republicans: HARRISBURG - School emergency plans and security measures designed to ensure student safety and increase school-to-parent communication during an emergency will receive an in-depth review by two key Senate committees Senators Lisa Baker (R-20), Mike Folmer (R-48), and Joe Scarnati (R-25) announced. Read more: Let Teachers Carry Guns, Say 2 Pa. Lawmakers The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, chaired by Sen. Baker, and the Education Committee, chaired by Sen. Folmer, will hold the hearing from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13 in the North Office Building, Hearing Room 1, Harrisburg. Among the strategies to be discussed is a proposal by Senate…
Monday, January 7, 2013
Two GOP lawmakers want Pennsylvania teachers and school administrators to carry guns to make schools safer
By Eric Boehm | PA Independent HARRISBURG – Armed guards may soon patrol outside Pennsylvania’s public schools, and the teachers may be armed, as well. A pair of Republican lawmakers in the state House are working on legislation to make Pennsylvania schools safer. But while all sides agree on the need to improve school safety, some worry about bringing guns into schools, regardless of the lawmakers’ intent. Take our poll on an assault weapons ban State Rep. Greg Lucas, R-Erie, plans to sponsor legislation that would make it legal for teachers and school administrators to carry weapons in the classroom, provided they are licensed to carry a firearm and have valid and current certification under state law. “As we consider ways to improve …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre said Friday that "the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." He advocated a plan for putting armed guards in schools across the country.