School District Wants Parents To Sign Gun Pledge To Teach Kids ‘Misuse Of Guns And Weapons’
TUCSON, Ariz. (CBS Las Vegas) — One Arizona school district wants parents to sign a contract pledging that they will teach their children to settle arguments by not using guns or weapons.
According to the Arizona Independent Daily, the Flowing Wells Unified School District included a “Student/Parent/Principal Contract For Eliminating Guns and Weapons at School” contract in a registration packet for the upcoming school year.
The contract wants parents to teach teenagers “about the dangers and consequences of the misuse of guns and weapons and I will keep any guns and all weapons under lock and away from school grounds and away from my children.”
School officials state that there will be no consequences if the contract isn’t signed as some parents have questioned the intentions of this pledge.
“It is important that people understand the district in context,” Dr. David Baker, the district’s superintendent, told the Independent Daily. “We have great parents and kids.”
Baker added that this contract should not be viewed as teaching parents how to raise their children.
This comes as the White House and several states call for gun control laws following the Newtown, Conn. school shooting massacre which left 26 people dead, including 20 children.
A bipartisan background check bill failed earlier in the Senate this year.