North Texas school district considering a proposal allowing teachers to carry firearms on campus

One Texas school district is considering a proposal to allow certain teachers to carry firearms at school.

The superintendent of the Anna Independent School District in North Texas says teachers would have to get their concealed handgun licenses, undergo a psychological screening and participate in specific training.

Anna police would help with the process and allow use of their training simulator.

Police would also show teachers how to deal with active shooter and hostage situations.

It's a type of security some people say they'd be happy to see implemented.

"I'd rather have somebody there that's prepared to be able to take care of the situation than not," said Tami Boda, the parent of a student.

There's a meeting later this week for the public to weigh in on the plan.

Up Next:

  • Popular

  • Recent


FOX 7 News streams at the following times (all times Central):

Monday - Friday

4:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.


6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.


6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Schedule subject to change in the event of network sports coverage.

We also stream press conferences and other breaking news coverage from time to time. When we are not in a live newscast, you will see replays of the most recent broadcast.

To enter full screen Mode click the button.

For closed captioning, click on the button while in full screen mode.

Desktop/tablet users: To choose the stream's video quality, click on the button (while in full screen mode) and choose from 432p or 270p.

Mobile users:The video quality default is to your phone's settings.

Please allow time for buffering. If the stream stalls, refresh your browser. Thanks for watching

Stories You May Be Interested In - Includes Advertiser Stories