Survey: trained, armed employee preferred at W-G

A majority of Waynesfield residents and staff members at Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools support an armed employee on school grounds, a survey conducted by school administrators found.

The survey was posted on the W-G school district’s website and was sent out through the school’s automated calling system. Over 100 members of the Waynesfield community responded to the survey, as well as 35 staff members.

School officials said they are addressing the issue in an attempt to enhance protection of students in the case of a school shooting.

When asked if they support arming a W-G employee who voluntarily chooses to carry a concealed weapon inside the school, 58 percent of community members said yes, if the selected employee or employees are vetted, trained and qualified annually.

For the full story, see the Thursday, May 22 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.