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A school district the a San Antonio suburb of Medina is making their stance on guns well-known. The Medina Independent School District has posted signs outside of their campus saying teachers and administrators may be armed.

After talking about the possibility for over a year, the school district’s board of directors decided the sign was necessary, giving the general attitude towards guns and shootings taking place nationally.

“I think that anybody who might have a thought about harming someone in mind would think twice about it,” Medina ISD superintendent Penny White¬†told CW39.

Since the closest law enforcement is 20 to 25 minutes away, the sign made sense to install, White said.

Alisha Reagan, a mother of a third-grade girl at the school, said she had mixed feelings about the sign.

“I don’t know if that’s asking for trouble or not. I mean, you post a sign like that, it may bring trouble, unfortunately,” Reagan told KSAT.

Comments on the Bandera Bulletin have been overwhelmingly positive. Ryan Mikulec applauds the school district’s decision:

Before someone loses their mind over this, take into consideration that the Medina ISD has a plan in place for selecting these teachers. Imagine those schools without the benefits of SRO’s [School Resource Officer] on campus, how much more quickly these carefully selected teachers could engage a threat vs. the 5 or so minutes it takes an officer to respond on the street. How many times can you snap your fingers over 4 or 5 minutes… think of each one of those snaps as a shot. Well done, Medina ISD.

Jay Peay thinks this should take place at every school:

This needs to be posted at every school. We use armed guards to protect our money, but do nothing to protect our most precious resource, our children.

Amen, Jay – we agree!