This new policy comes amid the ongoing debate and discussions of how to keep kids safe while in school was reignited after a gunman shot and killed six people, including three 9-year-olds, at a private Christian school in Nashville, Tennessee, last month.
Last week, a teacher was “grazed” by a bullet when a handgun accidentally went off in a classroom at a Knoxville, Tennessee high school. Police said a 14-year-old student was charged in the incident and the gun was inside his backpack.
In January, a 6-year-old brought a handgun to his Virginia elementary school, which he reportedly brought in his backpack, before he used it to shoot his 25-year-old teacher.
The numbers of gun violence seem unstoppable in the United States, where in just three and a half months since the start of the year nearly 160 mass shootings have popped, according to the Gun Violence Archive.
A Kaiser Family Foundation survey revealed that concern and fear of gun violence is widespread across the country, with most families having been affected by a gun-related incident.
Statistics show that one in five adults has had a loved one killed by gun, including homicide and suicide, reported CNN, warning these trends are part of an epidemic of violence nationwide.