‘Schools Are No Place For Guns,’ Whitefish Superintendent Says

The superintendent of schools in Whitefish has come out against arming teachers. Not everyone in the community agrees.

Superintendent Heather Davis Schmidt doesn’t mince words in her latest column in the Whitefish Pilot.

“I think arming our staff members creates a sense of a lack of safety, and I don’t think that’s the sense we want to create,” Davis Schmidt says.

In her column, Davis Schmidt writes, “Schools are no place for guns,” and emphasizes that the focus instead should be on addressing the day-to-day safety issues her 1,800 students face.

Her column went up Tuesday afternoon and she’s already taking heat for it. One commenter to the Whitefish Pilot’s website under the username Freya Freki wrote, “Gun free zones are easy targets for terrorists and sick people. Teachers should have the option to responsibly carry.”

Davis Schmidt’s column comes a few weeks ahead of a March 20 meeting, where members of the

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