TAMAQUA, Pa. — The Tamaqua Area School Board will vote on a measure to suspend a controversial policy that would allow employees to carry guns in school. The votes comes after two lawsuits were recently filed against the policy, claiming it violates state law and poses a danger to the community.
A motion to stop the policy’s implementation was approved for the agenda for the board’s regular meeting next week. Security Committee members approved the agenda in a 2-1 vote during a work session Tuesday evening.
According to the proposed motion, “The Security Committee approves suspending implementation of school district Policy 705, pending a resolution as to its validity by the Court of Common Pleas of Schuylkill County.”
Board President Larry Wittig and Director Thomas Rottet were in favor of adding the motion to the agenda, but Director Nicholas Boyle — who chairs the Safety Committee — was not.