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Peetz Community Debates Conceal Carry


April 25, 2018

Forrest Hershberger

Logan County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Littlefield listens to a community member during a meeting in Peetz regarding arming specific staff. The discussion started out of concern for the town's distance from law enforcement.

The Peetz school community came together Thursday night to address how best to protect its students.

At issue is if the Peetz School District should seek staff volunteer as armed security as well as teachers or administrators.

The meeting was lead by Superintendent Mark Collard with a slide presentation of concerns and issues. One of the concerns listed is the changes in society. Many of the parents and teachers were of the age they could recall when students in rural schools could drive to school with a gun rack in the back of a pickup. It was a common occurrence because of the rural envir...

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