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Keeping Schools Safe From Killers

July 22, 2013

Officials in some East Ohio school districts reportedly are thinking about whether to allow some educators to carry guns while on the job....

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Ragnar

Jul-22-13 6:26 AM

How often are police involved in shootouts? There have been several cases of a perp and a cop standing 15 feet from each other and firing a total of 50-60 rounds total with neither sustaining a single hit.

If you practice (as the teachers should) on a regular basis, your response will become a muscle memory and you will not hesitate.

Shooting is a frangible skill-you use it or lose it.

The same thing happens when you don't work out-your muscles lose strength.

Let teachers attend special training, outside of school hours, if they want to carry and then let them keep their guns on them.

Expel and imprison any student who attempts to take their gun away.

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SpankysLastDance

Jul-22-13 7:11 AM

I would never send my kid to a school where the teachers carry guns. Just because a person is a teacher does not mean that person always makes the right decisions or that he/she won't go off the deep end. How many time do you hear about teachers having questionable relationships with students or getting into altercations with students.Just google teacher student altercations. Over 4 million hits. I think arming teachers is the wrong thing to do.

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idliketoknow

Jul-22-13 8:34 AM

I couln't wait to view the comments on this article after I was done reading. I must say, I am disappointed in the lack of original liberal retorts to arming teachers.

You seem to think that any teacher will be allowed to start packing any time they choose. Come on, flip the brain switch to the on position. If this went through, there would almost certainly be a heavy evaluation and qualification process prior to enactment. SpankysLastDance, how does anything you said differ when talking about a school resource officer?

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mikeyd

Jul-22-13 9:45 AM

don't leave the custodians out.a lot of them are hunters and can hit a squirrel on the run.plus they know every ins and outs of their buildings.careful screening will have to happen with no favoritism.

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GETACLUE

Jul-22-13 11:22 AM

Police officers (trained professionals) have a hit rate of around 30% in live fire situations. These are people that have to qualify several times a year with their weapons, they also are used to handling stressful situations. With these facts so evident how can anyone in their right mind think that arming teachers would be a good idea.

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SpankysLastDance

Jul-22-13 12:40 PM

@ Idliketoknow.Are we talking about school resource officers? Didn't think so. I'm just giving my opinion, which is what the question asked me to do. If you want me to justify why I believe that educators don't ALWAYS make the right choices then I will do that. Here it goes. When my only child was in elementary school, educators decided that there needed to be a field trip. Where did they go? Good Zoo? Kennywood? Old State House in Wheeling? No! They took these youngsters to a meat processing facility and showed them cute loveable animals with faces in holding pens, then took them inside and showed them sides of beef hanging in the coolers. My child who is now a grown adult, still isn't comfortable around a hamburger or steak. And feeding this child for the years following was nothing but pure*****for us parents.Do you think I want to see and educator with any more responsibility than that of teaching reading, writing and arithmetic? Just my OPINION

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SpankysLastDance

Jul-22-13 12:47 PM

@idliketoknow, "there would almost certainly be a heavy evaluation and qualification process prior to enactment". Really, by whose standard? The same government that sends soldiers onto the battlefield but then bans them from engaging the enemy? Hey, I had teachers that couldn't keep track of their chalk or hold on to their erasers without dropping them. And you want to give these people guns in the classroom?

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idliketoknow

Jul-22-13 1:40 PM

SpankysLastDance settle down. Breathe.

"Are we talking about school resource officers? Didn't think so."

I was making a comparison. Sorry you couldn't process it.

"When my only child was in elementary school, educators decided that there needed to be a field trip"

You didn't know where your kid was going for his fieldtrip? GREEEEAAAT PARENTING! That actually sounds like a very educational field trip, sorry your kid couln't handle it.

"Hey, I had teachers that couldn't keep track of their chalk or hold on to their erasers without dropping them. And you want to give these people guns in the classroom?"

Sounds like you had some bad teachers. No wonder you make posts like that.

You liberal internet warriors try to make it sound like the principal would walk into the meeting room with a box of guns and say "Here ya go! Try not to shoot each other!"

If you think this wouldn't be a heavily regulated process, then you are a grade 'A' MORON

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SpankysLastDance

Jul-22-13 5:10 PM

@Idliketoknow, You are comparing educators to trained police officers. I have no problem processing the fact that you want to read more into the article and the opinion question than what is told or asked. My parenting abilities are none of your concern. Seriously.i was making a point that educators may think they are always right, doesn't mean they are. Yes, I did have teachers that could never find their chalk or hold on to their erasers. That does not mean they were bad teachers,just sometimes forgetful and clumsy at times. Where did I leave my Ruger? oops BAng! Dropped my weapon sir! Sorry that my point went over your head!! "You liberal internet warriors try to make it sound like the principal would walk into the meeting room with a box of guns and say "Here ya go! Try not to shoot each other!" God help us if principals are in charge of arming educators !! Exactly what the Writer is concerned about! You get it!!!! Congratulations!!!!! You get a star!!!

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Thewoods

Jul-22-13 7:40 PM

No, no, no, NO!

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