SAN DIEGO, CA. Late last night (Feb. 10th) around 9pm, in a 3-2 vote, the School Board of the San Diego Unified School District voted to removed JROTC shooting ranges from district high school campuses.
Congratulations are due the Education Not Arms Coalition which has been fighting this for a year and to the 150 students from Lincoln, Mission Bay and other high schools who were at the school district offices and board meeting today for over 6 hours.
Here is the Resolution in the Matter of Eliminating Marksmanship Training From San Diego Unified School District Schools:
WHEREAS, the San Diego Unified School District has a zero-tolerance policy on
weapons in schools and seeks, as one of its primary goals, to teach students to resolve conflicts
without resorting to violence; and
WHEREAS, the District cannot risk sending a mixed message to students when some of
their lives have been recently taken by gun violence;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that any existing school district property used
for shooting ranges shall be immediately closed for that purpose and converted for other
educational uses by the beginning of the next regular school year.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that marksmanship training, whether it is conducted oncampus
or off-campus, and through textbooks or physical instruction, shall not be taught in
connection with the San Diego Unified School District and shall be discontinued immediately.