CLAUDE, TX (KFDA) –
A new warning sign is attempting to bring a safer environment to the small community of Claude.
Outside of Claude’s school buildings is a newly placed sign that reads in big red print: “ATTENTION: PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE STAFF AT CLAUDE ISD IS ARMED AND MAY USE WHATEVER FORCE NECESSARY TO PROTECT OUR STUDENTS.”
The installation of the new sign comes after the school board decided to allow conceal carry on campus.
Superintendent Jeff Byrd says the safety of the children is the reason why the school decided to put up the sign and allow campus carry for the staff.
“Any employee at Claude ISD, any teacher, I feel firmly they would give there life to save a child. Our job is to make sure the kids are safe, that they are comfortable and secure,” Byrd said.
Byrd says the sign is not meant to be a threat but to be proactive, and he compares it to ‘Beware of Dog’ and home security signs.
As I’ve stated before, gun-banning advocates aren’t opposed to guns in schools. They fully support them being carried by law enforcement after everybody is dead. Thankfully, the Claude Independent School District doesn’t want to wait that long. They quite sensibly want law enforcement to pick up would-be murderers—on a stretcher if need be—while students live to see another day.