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Union sues Tamaqua school district over armed teachers policy

November 14, 2018

The teachers’ union is suing the Tamaqua Area School District in Schuylkill County over a policy providing for teachers and other school employees to carry firearms.

By Staff

The teachers’ union in a Schuylkill County town has filed a lawsuit against its school district over a recently passed policy to arm school employees, alleging that the provision violates state law and has asked a judge for an injunction against the district.

The case could have statewide implications about whether school districts are authorized to enact armed-teacher policies. The Tamaqua Area School District is the first in Pennsylvania to attempt to implement a program of its kind.

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