I carried openly in WV and there was a school on my block, but it never stopped me from toting a gun. I have caught a lot of flak for open carry though, by the cops.
And there are plenty of people who do not like it either. Anyone can call in, and say that you are walking down the street talking to yourself; and viola, you are stopped by the cops.
(That 1,000 foot rule is a bogus trick that was employed by Bill Clinton. I am not sure if it has ever been challenged in court.)