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Teachers To Carry Guns to School in Texas

Do Teachers With Guns Make a Secluded School Safe?

Teachers in a 110-student Texas school district can soon carry guns at school. Those advocating the new policy argue that teachers and students feel unprotected because the school is 30 minutes from the closest sheriff.

Staff that want to carry a gun must have a Texas concealed gun license, be approved by the district, receive crisis-management training, and use ammunition designed to minimize the risk of ricochet in school halls.

The district's superintendent thinks the guns are a great idea:

When the federal government started making schools gun-free zones, that's when all of these shootings started. Why would you put it out there that a group of people can't defend themselves? That's like saying 'sic 'em' to a dog.

While it's important for school staff to take the possibility of violence seriously, having multiple guns on campus sounds like it could present a danger in itself.


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CoralAmber CoralAmber 9 years
Late comer to the conversation, but... I know things are different these days, but I went K-8th grade with no guns in the school and no security guard. The ladies at the office were the only line of defense (they had a good view of the front door). If it's such an issue that the school is isolated, perhaps they could get a police officer stationed there during the day. We had that at our high school.
Michaelrcks Michaelrcks 9 years
Yes, absolutely.
hartsfull hartsfull 9 years
I'm glad this turned into a love fest instead of a choke fest. :scared: :)
hartsfull hartsfull 9 years
That seems to be me all the time. I come around late after all the hoopla is over and I'll write little bits. I was tired. And I'm tired again! We just came back from cutting wood for the winter. That's good exercise! But now I'm filthy and tired.
hartsfull hartsfull 9 years
Ahh no, I'll be lonely harts! :( :D JK!
Lady-Boleyn Lady-Boleyn 9 years
This is quite the love fest right now :hug:
Jazz-Z Jazz-Z 9 years
I'm thinking Hypno just got back from the opera and other fun that I can only imagine. :pepino: Hartsfull you looked so lonely up there with your three comments. "... I'm tired. I'll be back in the morning to see if I posted on the wrong thread." That comment was so cute. :) and I completely agree with the rest.
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 9 years
Hypno what were YOU doing up at that hour??? LOL
hartsfull hartsfull 9 years
:) Awww thanks HF! :hug:
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 9 years
HF, what are you doing up at this hour?
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 9 years
Awww...harts you're adorable. :hug:
hartsfull hartsfull 9 years
Ok, I'm going to say one little thing. :) Where I live, this sort of thing would be quite normal-teachers principals even students having guns. Here's just this one little thought k? None of us live where this school is, correct? I have often held the stance that I don't want Washington making rules for MY kids school. For one, they don't know our circumstances here. Guns in our community is a very normal thing. Maybe to some who couldn't imagine our lifestyle, our norms would be shocking. But, it's our way of life. I don't think the federal gov't has any business saying anything from way over there-and never living here. My thinking is that, what this school wants to do should be up them. We don't live there. OUr children don't go there. Regardless of if we're in agreement or not, I don't think it should matter. I hope I made sense. It's been a long day. :oy: I'm tired. I'll be back in the morning to see if I posted on the wrong thread. :oy:
hartsfull hartsfull 9 years
Soooo, I had a bunch of stuff I had to do. I feel like hummm, what is the point on saying anything now. :oy: Ever feel like that? LIke you waited all day to talk about something and then the excitement of it or all the fury was gone by the time you got around to it.
hartsfull hartsfull 9 years
Oh UD you poor thing! I have to say that my son when he first learned to open the doors I didn't have the little childproof door things on yet. I'd be in the bathroom or putting somehting in the laundry, and he'd be outside already in my car (we leave our keys in the car too). I got those little door handle cover quick!
stephley stephley 9 years
You should have handed them a sheet of cookies to bake Dave. Savvy had a thing yesterday(?) that the cookies will bake as long as the car is 95 degrees. If they're anything like mine, they'd never play in the car again cuz Daddy turns it into work! I used to love to play in the car and when I was your kids age, we lived in the deep south.
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
That's ok. I'm beating myself up about it a little too. I know I can't be there 100% of the time, but this shouldn't have happened. I'm just glad they are ok.
Jazz-Z Jazz-Z 9 years
I'm sorry Dave, that sounded a little insensitive. I'm sure you check on your kids so much they would never be in any real danger. I have a feeling your a great Mr. Mom. I think I need to take a break from Citizen Sugar...but it really is seriously addicting sometimes.
Jazz-Z Jazz-Z 9 years
Good idea! Can you imagine if you had to take them to the hospital for the heat or dehydration. They would look in your eyes like you forgot to take them out of the car with the groceries and then start their child abuse proceedings. There actually was a girl this year who left her infant in a car seat while she went into her girl friends house to visit and the baby died. Can you imagine someone said she should have put her purse next to her child so she would remember the child. :oy: If it were me I would put my purse next to my child so I wouldn't forget my purse.
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
I went out to call them in for dinner, and could see them banging on the back window. I think part of their sweat was from exertion, but it was very warm in there. I think I'll be locking my car at home now.
Jazz-Z Jazz-Z 9 years
Yikes Dave that must have given you a heart attack. :faint:
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 9 years
:oy: Dads!! :oy:
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
I let my kids play "by themselves" this afternoon, and they proceeded to lock themselves in the car while I was making dinner. They were in there for almost 15 minutes. I was terrified when I saw them in there. (They are ok, just a little thirsty and wet from sweat.)
hartsfull hartsfull 9 years
hartsfull hartsfull 9 years
Well I have to let my daughter play her game for a little bit. :oy:
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
1 one thousand. Are you done? I gave you a whole second... ;)
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