Bonner County Daily Bee
Sept. 25, 2013
Over the next few months, the Lake Pend Oreille School Board will be exploring the pros and cons of a guns-in-the-classroom policy.
After several months of research, trustee chairman Steve Youngdahl presented the board with a proposed program to train and arm district staff. While the proposal is still in a preliminary form, Youngdahl said he believed unguarded schools made them more attractive as targets for a mass shooting.
“Our campuses are vulnerable, and when seconds count, we need a first line of defense,” he said.