TOMBSTONE, AZ (Tucson News Now) - In the wake of last month's school shooting in Florida, people in Tombstone are taking matters into their own hands.
As Tombstone Unified School District students walked onto their campuses this week, a shocking sign could be seen posted on the surrounding fences.
The signs read, "WARNING: Some T.U.S.D staff may be armed and will use whatever force necessary to protect our students."
While the extent to which teachers and school staff are armed is unknown, the sign has been the source of controversy for both residents and visitors alike.
Tucson News Now reached out to Superintendent Robert Devere who said, "The signs are displayed at all 3 of the schools in the district and this is just one step the district is taking to keep the staff and the students safe."
Donna Redenbow, a parent of a Tombstone freshman, said she supports the superintendent in putting the signs up. She felt that this added a deterrent to the school and that everything that has been tried is not working, "so why not try something new to see if it works."