Dr. Marvin Beaty

Select BISD staff to carry concealed handguns at school

Feb 28, 2014

Under a new security program, some Bonham ISD staff members will be carrying concealed handguns at school, according to a report by KXII-TV.

More than 80 staff members have applied for the district's new Defender Program, the report said.

"Of that group we will trim that down and there will be some actively in the program and we'll have some alternates as well," Bonham Independent School District superintendent Marvin Beaty said.

Each classroom, office and school bus will have a safe, with a mace gun inside, Beaty said. 


The Texas State Board of Education on Thursday voted to drop Algebra II from the required curriculum for high schoolers. This comes at a time where many states are starting to do the exact opposite by adding Algebra II to their required curriculum.

Dr. Marvin Beaty, Superintendent of Bonham ISD explains his views on the matter on this edition of The Morning Bell.