Teachers Getting Guns for Classrooms at Lumberton ISD
Not a school supply any teacher was expecting to get in Lumberton, Texas. It's called the Guardian Plan, and it has been adopted by the Board of Education for Lumberton ISD. This plan will allow firearms to be carried by certain employees of the school.
The selected employees will have psychological checks, background checks, and work closely with training in active shooter scenarios. The full plan will not be released for fear of increasing the risk of it being made vulnerable. The schools will still have officers patrol the school as normal, but this will add yet another layer of protection in the school after the Santa Fe school shooting just 150 miles away the previous year.
Last year alone, there were threats leading to two arrests of students in Lumberton Middle School. The current School Marshall Plan allows the school to designate a "Marshall" requiring them to have 80 hours of handgun training and obtaining a concealed carry license. The Guardian Plan has less training requirements, as long as the certifications are within the law of the county.
This isn't a new program for the Lone Star State. West Hardin County CISD and High Island ISD have already adopted similar programs.