The 5-0 vote of the board Wednesday night to allow handgun training for four custodians to be able to tote weapons at the K-12 campus at the Williams County school came after last month's deadly shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
School officials say that having armed personnel - believed to be the first for any school system in Ohio - is designed to thwart incidents of violence and prevent what happened in Newtown, Conn., from occurring here
With all the gun-ban doom and gloom hanging over our heads, it's encouraging to see a school embrace the idea of arming staff. This story is even more heartening since it's relatively close to home.
From the details given, it looks like they're going about it the right way; it's voluntary and they're providing the training. Kudos to the Williams County Schools.