UNION GROVE (January 18, 2013)--The small Union Grove Independent School District in East Texas has become at least the second district in Texas to implement a policy to allow select teachers and staff to carry concealed firearms on campus for school security.
The Union Grove school board voted unanimously Thursday evening to enact the policy.
The district has about 750 students attending classes at its two adjoining campuses near Gladewater, about 110 miles east of Dallas.
School Superintendent Brian Gray said no decision has been made about how may faculty and staff members will be trained to carry weapons or whether the district will provide the firearms.
The Harrold ISD was the first district in the state to authorize teachers and staff to carry weapons on campus.