The Hunt ISD, in Kerr County, will decide tonight whether they want to be the latest school district to allow teachers and other district employees who have completed the Concealed Handgun License class and have undergone extra training to carry their guns in the classroom, 1200 WOAI news reports.
Kerr County Sheriff Rusty Hierholzer says it's a good idea, especially since it is quite a ways from his office in Kerrville to the Hunt ISD.
"It's in a remote, smaller area, even though I have officers up around that area all the time, you know how these things are," Hierholzer told 1200 WOAI's Michael Board. "You never know what's going to happen, and when."
Hunt would join a growing list of mainly small town and rural school districts to allow specially trained teachers, administrators, and school support personnel who have passed rigorous testing to carry guns in the classroom. The move toward 'arming the good guys' gained added momentum following the Sandy Hook school massacre in December.
Hierholzer says his office would be willing to help with the training.
"If they're going to have armed personnel in the school, law enforcement in that area definitely needs to know who those people are," he said.
Figures show that in the 15 years since concealed carry laws were approved in Texas, people who hold CHL's are responsible for less that two tenths of one percent of all of the crimes committed in the state, making them among the most lad abiding groups of people in Texas.