St. Helens School District OK's Guns On Campus
The St Helens School Board voted 4-1 to reverse a decision they made in March that banned guns on school grounds. The new rule allows for anyone who has a proper concealed weapons permit to carry.
Speaking to our news partner KGW, Ray Biggs is a St. Helens school board member who championed the
repeal. He said that the district has no position on whether teachers
should bring guns to class, but he personally supports the idea.
“Absolutely,” Biggs said. “The NRA says the only way you can stop a bad person with a gun is a good person with a gun.”
Biggs said the issue had been on his agenda since 2011, when he was admonished for having a gun on school property - (as reported by The Chronicle) Biggs said the vote Wednesday was not part of a grudge. “It was done out of concern for the safety of the schools,” Briggs said.