Schuylkill County

In PA Coal Country, Debate Flares Over Arming Teachers To Prevent School Shootings

Nov 16, 2018
Matt Smith / Keystone Crossroads

Nearly three hours into a special meeting about a policy that would ask some staff at the Tamaqua Area School District to carry guns, parent Liz Pinkey read aloud a letter from educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

They had written to the Pennsylvania State Senate last year, when lawmakers were debating a bill to allow personnel with concealed carry permits to be armed on school property.