Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer addresses the Grant School District 3 board on the subject of arming teachers and staff during an April 18 meeting in Seneca.

Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer addresses the Grant School District 3 board on the subject of arming teachers and staff during an April 18 meeting in Seneca.

Richard Hanners/The Blue Mountain Eagle

Impacts from the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida, where 17 students and staff were killed and 17 more were injured, have been felt nationwide as officials and citizens alike look for ways to prevent further mass shootings at schools.

Nine days after the Parkland shooting, speaking at the Conservative Political Action Committee outside Washington, D.C., President Donald Trump called for arming teachers as a way to prevent further school shootings.

Zach Williams, the Grant School District 3 board vice chairman, told the Eagle he had brought up the idea of arming school teachers or staff in the past, but following the Parkland shooting, he raised the subject again during the board’s March 21 meeting.

School Resource Officer

The school district has employed a school resource officer for safety in the past. Superintendent Curt Shelley told the Eagle funding for an SRO will be included in the next fiscal year budget, as the board and staff try to figure out how to make the best use of the position.

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