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DCSS is not considering arming teachers with guns

The Dougherty County School System is not considering arming teachers. (Source: WALB) The Dougherty County School System is not considering arming teachers. (Source: WALB)
Spokesperson for DCSS, J.D Sumner (Source: WALB) Spokesperson for DCSS, J.D Sumner (Source: WALB)
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

The Fannin County School Board in North Georgia has voted to arm teachers with guns who volunteer to carry.

We asked the Dougherty County School System if they had considered arming teachers, and they said that is something they are not going to do.

Because of all the school shootings, the Dougherty County School System has upgraded their security protocols for staff and administrators.

They have put a video buzz system at the front door so they will be able to see who is at the door before it is opened.

The staff has annual training and the security officers are post certified which means they are trained like any police force in the state of Georgia. 

DCSS Spokesperson J.D. Sumner said that at this time, placing guns in the hands of teachers is something they are not considering. 

"The more effective route is to do what school districts across the nation are doing and that's building strong partnerships with local law enforcement, local public responders, training our teachers and staff, providing the mental health resources for our students that they need and giving them options to be able to report things when they see it," said Sumner.

Sumner said the school system is also looking into a tip line for students to be able to call in concerns that they may have.

They're aiming for that line to be up and running for the next school year. 

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