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Norman said Santa Fe High School welcomes the support the new laws will provide, especially regarding mental health given students deal with pressures from social media that earlier generations never had to face.
“I’m not sure just how many could meet the qualifications and live up and do the training that we would require,” said Norman.
“It empowers school districts for themselves to decide how many school marshals are necessary to better protect their students.” Others are critical of the program, saying it can lead to unintended consequences such as misfires on campus.
A police officer working in a high school in Mesquite accidentally fired his gun when he tried to unload it this spring, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “There’s simply no way to allow for every scenario,” said Michelle Herskowitz, a volunteer leader from Houston with the Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action, an anti-gun violence group.
“After the community suffered the tragedy it suffered, people are willing to look at all aspects of safety and that’s just one additional thing that does make people feel safer.
There are others that are worried about just introducing guns on school campus.” With the signing of a new law on Thursday to allow districts to have as many marshals as they see fit, that’s a debate that’s likely coming to school boards all over the state.