Why a Pa. community where guns are common is divided over arming teachers

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Tamaqua parent Rebecca Kowalski supports the school board's new policy that would authorize the training and arming of some teachers and staff. (Matt Smith for Keystone Crossroads)

Tamaqua parent Rebecca Kowalski supports the school board's new policy that would authorize the training and arming of some teachers and staff. (Matt Smith for Keystone Crossroads)

Tamaqua became the first school district in Pennsylvania to sanction armed teachers in hopes of preventing school shootings. Now, a legal battle is underway over whether the district has the authority to make such a policy. On this episode of The Why, Keystone Crossroads contributor Jen Kinney takes us inside the big fight going on in this small town, and explains why parents, teachers, and students are so divided on the issue in a community where guns are commonplace.

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