In this photo taken July 11, 2013, practice air-powered handguns sit on a teacher's desk in a classroom at Clarksville High School in Clarksville, Ark. Twenty Clarksville School District staff members are training during the summer to be armed security guards on campus. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
Arming teachers idea sparks recall effort in Idaho
The Associated Press
First Published Oct 19 2013 04:15 pm • Last Updated Oct 19 2013 10:02 pm
Sandpoint, Idaho • A recall effort has been launched against a Lake Pend Oreille School District trustee who introduced a plan to arm teachers.
The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that supporters have about 70 days to collect the necessary 105 signatures to cause a special election on whether to recall Steve Youngdahl.
Other trustees say they were surprised by Youngdahl’s proposal earlier this month because there was no prior discussion. Backers of the recall say Youngdahl presented faulty information in his initial policy proposal having to do with mass shootings stopped by police and those stopped by civilians.
Tom Bokowy is one of the recall leaders. He says arming teachers would create more problems and greater risk than not arming them.
Youngdahl contends the information he supplied is valid.
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