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Arizona School District Wants Parents To Sign Contract Agreeing To Lock Up Guns

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As part of its 2013-2014 registration packet, a school district in Arizona reportedly included a gun violence contract.

The Flowing Wells Unified School District near Tucson, Ariz., recently sent out the contract, which is reportedly titled “Student/Parent/Principal Contract For Eliminating Guns And Weapons From School 2013–2014,” according to the Huffington Post.

The contract requires students to agree that they won’t bring guns to school or carry another individual’s gun, and requires parents to pledge that they will lock their guns away from their children and educate them on gun violence dangers.

MSN reports that part of the contract reads, “I will carry out my responsibility to teach my children how to settle arguments without resorting to violence."

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Comments on the Gun Owners of Arizona Facebook page indicate that not everyone is happy about this contract.

“Who are they to ask this of parents? Stick to reading, writing, and arithmetic......that's what they're paid to teach,” was one of the reported comments.

The Huffington post also noted that an article on the conservative education site Education Action News slammed the contract.

 “This smells like the handiwork of politically liberal educators. It’s become clear in recent months, since the Newtown tragedy, that teachers unions and many other educators hate all forms of weapons and would welcome any law making them illegal,” the article says.

Sources: MSN, Huffington Post