The Gordon  County Board of Education approved this week a policy that will allow an armed employee to be on staff at each of the high schools. This policy states that any personnel who are designated to carry or possess a weapon on campus be licensed by the state to carry a weapon and deemed well-trained and highly qualified by the Gordon County Sheriff’s Department, as well as the school district.

Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston is quoted in the Calhoun Times to say, “I am pleased with this decision made by our Board of Education. The protection, safety, and security of our children is our highest priority. I look forward to another successful school year, and to continuing the mutually beneficial partnership that we enjoy with the Board and the School System,”