WDYT? Teachers with guns
Monday, February 18, 2013
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The N.C. Senate is proposing legislation that would result in the training of teachers to carry guns and have security responsibilities in schools. Should teachers be used in a security capacity in schools?
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This entire idea is as dumb as dirt.
This would put the weapons into the classroom. We don't want weapons in the classroom. This is about a dumb and idea as the city council agreeing on something. NO WEAPONS in the classroom. Better still, have off duty Marines patrol around the schools, with full weapons release authority.
Assign a SRO to each school, I am OK with that. But keep the weapons out of the classroom.
Idiot children, I am surrounded by idiot children
This is crazy! An article is displayed dated '18 Feb 2013; comments are posted dated as early as '12 Feb 2013. Something is not exactly right here! What is happening?
Based on the comments thus far, most teachers are a squirrelly bunch that are borderline psycho,very unstable, are at the brink of mental meltdown. So just who should be required to undergo extensive background checks and psychiatric evaluation, Teachers or gun purchasers?
From the sound of this, we have more to fear from teachers than from an very occasional loony tune freaking out. Let's go a bit further. What about the officers of the law? Didn't a recently fired cop go on a killing spree? Can we now REALLY trust a cop or resource officer to protect our kids?
Don't arm teachers. Put a school resource officer at every school. Big schools may require more than one.
Will they be armed?
for the school system. You need to post an opening, but now the opening requires evidence of weapons certification and vetting before placement. That means a trip to the range for someone at someone's expense. And someone will have to provide the weapon and periodic recertification, and perhaps school system payment of licensing fees. Plus a new armory at each school with all the tracking and reporting requirements that go with that. Oh, and now the hiring process requires more than the usual cursory background check. Now you need to know if the prospective new armed guard/teacher is sane or perhaps taking anti-depressants or other psychiatric medications which brings up all that lovely HIPAA stuff. Hmm.
Now picture yourself as the HR guy that has to fire an armed teacher. Hmm. Won't this be fun?
Your last sentence cracked me up!!! :)
I taught two classrooms down from a teacher who had a violently explosive temper tantrum after meeting with the principal. She left the office cursing and yelling. Thank God she didn't finish out the year...or the week. But I mention that in support of what you posted. I sure wouldn't want to be in her classroom if something upset her. And the idea of arming this woman is too frightening to contemplate.
Your continous support of your original argument, which I support, is extremely creditable in my humble opinion.
Is a bunch of reactive fools. Arming teaches is the dumbest idea I have ever heard. Obviously our elected leaders have no clue who teachers are or what they do. If the NC Senate wants to see the murder rate go up, this is the way to do it.
As a former teacher let me say "ARE YOU CRAZY???" Principal and assistant principals? Maybe. But many teachers already put up with more s**t from students than Jesus would bear. Giving a gun to a teacher who is occasionally driven to mad, crazy thoughts by students who bait them is a serious, BIG TIME No No!!! And I'm NOT kidding. The best solution is still the trained police officer in spite of the extra costs.
My thoughts exactly.
What are your thoughts about our high school students pledging to spend at least one hour per night studying?
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