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School board discusses arming teachers


The massacre of 17 students and staff at a high school in Florida on Valentine’s Day wasn’t far from everyone’s mind when school safety became a topic at Monday night’s school board meeting in Coulee Dam.

The issue of guns in schools occupied about 15 minutes of the meeting as members of the Grand Coulee Dam School District Board of Directors took the opportunity to share their thinking regarding the idea of arming teachers in local schools.

School board Chair Joette Barry said Tuesday that arming teachers is not just a board issue, but it is a “community” issue.

“Before we...

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