Firearms at School
After more than two years of discussions, planning and training, a small Idaho school district has implemented a new safety precaution: Storing firearms on campus.Signs are posted in the school warning that the staff is armed.
The Garden Valley School District is located about 50 miles outside of Boise and serves about 250 students in Kindergarten through grade 12. With only 11 deputies serving more than 2,000 square miles, the response time for the remote school district could be as much as 45 minutes, and in an emergency situation, such as an active shooter scenario, the distance could prove to be a real concern.
“Garden Valley is in a unique circumstance,” Boise County Sheriff Ben Roeber told the Idaho Statesman. “Where they are located geographically, we don’t have the staffing size to where we can guarantee safety.”