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Posted by on Oct 6, 2016 in DHF in the News | 0 comments

DHF In the News: Dolores Huerta Foundation protests impending KHSD gun vote, 10/3/16

20161003_184706Members of the Dolores Huerta Foundation Monday protested an impending decision by the Kern High School District board of trustees that would allow employees to carry guns on campus.

The decision, which has been put off for months, would be an extension of an earlier decision this year allowing non-employee concealed carry weapon permit holders to bring their guns onto high school campuses.

A vote on the matter was not on the agenda Monday night.

Before Monday’s board meeting, Huerta said the decision works contrary to something the state of California and Gov. Jerry Brown have been working to establish: better school climate.

“I can’t think of anything less welcoming to students than having guns in classrooms,” Huerta said, calling on board members to rescind the policy they passed allowing non-employees to carry firearms on campus.

The $1 million insurance policy the district requires for non-employees to carry firearms is not enough, Huerta added.

“I don’t think KHSD needs any more lawsuits against them. You’ve already lost quite a lot,” Huerta said.