Folsom Cordova Unified reveals policy letting some have guns on campus

Mar 17, 2016 by

Select employees at the Folsom Cordova Unified School District have been allowed to store and access guns in case of an emergency for several years, district officials announced for the first time Tuesday.

The 20,000-student district has allowed a handful of staff with concealed-weapon permits to bring guns onto campus for the past six years. But Superintendent Deborah Bettencourt said Tuesday that she decided to send a letter to families explaining the policy after rumors circulated that teachers were being asked to carry guns on campus.

“We aren’t going to allow guns in the classroom,” she said, noting that teachers are not authorized to have firearms on campus. “We just aren’t going to do that.”

Folsom Cordova’s policy appears to be rare in the Sacramento region. Sacramento County’s four largest districts – Sacramento City Unified, Elk Grove Unified, San Juan Unified and Twin Rivers Unified – do not allow employees, other than law enforcement, to bring guns on campus, their spokespeople said Tuesday.

Source: Folsom Cordova Unified reveals policy letting some have guns on campus | The Sacramento Bee

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