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-- Francis on this Good Friday is continuing his new tradition of breaking with tradition.
As part of an important religious right.
Holy Thursday this is actually yesterday the Pope used usually washes the feet of twelve priests it is meant to represent jesus' disciples.
But yesterday Pope Francis washed the feet of a dozen young inmates at a juvenile detention center.
The inmates included a woman and a Muslim.
When one of them asked why he was there the Pope told them gestures from the heart.
Don't have an explanation.
Well in the wake of the sandy hook tragedy.
A Texas school district will soon allow certain teachers to carry guns.
In the classroom.
This is not the first district signing off and potentially having teachers carry guns and administrators say this is a more sensible response to tragedies like -- Then critics suggest.
-- now Kelly -- is -- superintendent of level an independent school district just outside of Lubbock Texas.
And David -- is also here a district superintendent of Harold independent school district in north Texas.
David's schools implemented this policy back in 2007.
So we have one gentleman who's about to do it one who has done it already.
Let me start with you Kelly is as that that person who.
Is about to do it right.
It it in and ask you.
Whether you what what the reason is for -- Well but primarily we're -- -- those safety and security of our students so particularly after what from with those sandy hook elementary and in December.
And our school board do for a -- we need to take a strong look and strong stance on how we're -- approach safety and security.
From a standpoint of us turn our campuses and potential of our report months.
And so as a result -- where -- -- we formed a committee by computer and worried about 206.
So members of community.
Including law enforcement sure to -- -- to school resource officers.
Community volunteers and representatives from each of our campuses.
And an administrator -- represented including myself.
To take a look and see exactly what our procedure we want to put employees have for us addressing the needs of safety and security don't campuses.
And now the teachers it won't be all teachers early you have to go through but -- to get a concealed handgun licensing have to pass a gun training course.
And then you'll decide you know which teachers will have -- which teachers Walt but what's your reaction have you had from the parents in the school district.
You know it's it's been very good red -- -- to -- we have had very.
Well posted comments from our community for road taking this stance and of course so we have -- for -- separation from community members.
We server that surveyed our faculty and staff in addition to meeting with our.
Our committee your regular basis and we've we've had a -- good to.
Outpouring of support and we appreciate that so much because in west Texans initially refused.
-- per -- to a dislike it is all cross infections but.
We would -- would woman right direction are we are going to hard to additional resource officers in addition to.
Looking two of them what employees were demands to new consider.
Are carrying consumer -- doomed to after they obtain a consumer and vote and do -- go through that training.
The -- -- you know initially and up the fire there's got to retrain and I and I think about -- I want I said I just don't think that wanted to today as well that's why our viewers to know -- a lot of -- school districts are in very rural areas and there.
Far away to somebody would have police departments and just have sheriff departments and it could take twenty to thirty minutes to get there is not like -- in the big city where you can you know it.
You think you can just depend on this on the police to get there.
And -- you that that among other reasons in the wake of the Virginia Tech tragedy back.
A few years ago in 2007 -- decided to implement this policy your district how that worked out.
It's worked out fine -- -- we're not had any issues -- After the December shooting we had an up or -- not our social media and you know FaceBook etc.
You know congratulating us from our parents are being proactive and protecting their children.
What do you yesterday we had on this program the editor of the Des Moines Register that published a an online interactive map showing everybody.
Where which school districts had security which school districts did not have security.
In the wake of complaints they took that map down but remain at some of the editorial remains on their web site.
Your thoughts on that David is as an administrator of a school that obviously you know -- -- charged with the responsibility of a protecting these students.
Well I think it's you know I how -- what -- to use a judgment I would say would be asinine bordering on criminal.
They're doing that which you know maybe less but this in perspective -- -- the first people to do this the federal government did this in 1990 when they may schools gun resolves.
-- so they did this in assets 23 years ago they did the same thing that the -- -- -- register did I think yesterday circulation there's so well there's this is not the first time.
There's been so much concern about if we give teachers guns is it gonna result in an accidental deaths as a as a student get -- get his hands on the god.
When ask your thoughts on that Davis somebody's been living with his policy -- it.
Well you know as an interest saying the same -- or concealed handgun license instead -- -- -- resource officers security officers may have guns and open holsters this is not happening status -- it's not gonna happen if you walk up to someone you don't know if they have got.
You're not one regions under clothing and start broke and we have rules against that and society.
And so this is not something that's gonna happen if it's not happening status quo and gentlemen thank you both so much we'll continue to watch it see how things go all the best -- -- -- --
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