Armed for school
Shirley Katz is an English teacher in Medford, Oregon, a town that is known in the US for its succulent pears.
Its economy is centered around agriculture and timber products, and it's a central location for people wanting to visit areas such as Oregon Caves National Monument, Crater Lake, and the Rogue River Valley.
But the town has hit the headlines because Ms Katz has taken the school district to court over its policy of prohibiting employees from carrying guns on school grounds.
Ms Katz, who holds a firearms licence, says she wants to take her handgun to school to be able to protect herself and her students from attacks, such as the ones that took place at Virginia Tech earlier this year and the Columbine-attack in 1999.
She initially got the gun because she says that her former husband was a threat - something he denies - but she now says school safety is her priority.
AN ARMED SOCIETY IS A SAFER SOCIETY
Ms Katz says that she previously taught at an inner city school and that because the students had access to guns they didn't use them because they knew they would get shot themselves.
But because her current school - South Medford High - is gun free, there is is nothing to deter someone from using a weapon on the premises.
OTHER ARMED TEACHERS
Ms Katz says that many of her students support her stance and that she knows of other teachers in other schools who carry weapons to defend themsleves and their students.
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