Miles out a hilly, state highway near West Plains, parents are dropping their kids off near the doors of a K-8 public school where several staff members—including teachers—are wearing concealed firearms.
Fairview School is one of five, rural, satellite schools that feed into the West Plains High School (and it’s where this reporter's child has been attending for several years).
Neither the kids nor their parents know who’s carrying a gun here.
The policy has been in place for about five years. Aaron Sydow is the superintendent.