W-G mulls armed personnel on site

At a parent advisory meeting Tuesday night, Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools Superintendent Chris Pfister announced that the administration will be releasing a survey asking parents if they support having a well-trained employee carrying a firearm in the building during school hours.

The district has not yet written the survey, but Pfister said the questions would be structured to  provide parents and other community members with sufficient information to make a decision.

“When we survey the community, we’re gonna need to explain exactly what we’re talking about, and we have to define what we mean by well-trained,” Pfister said.

The issue of whether or not an armed employee increases the protection of students during a school shooting is a topic that has been debated extensively since the December 2012 shooting in Newtown, Conn., where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary.

For the full story, see the Thursday, March 20 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.