benEzra (1000+ posts) Sat Aug-16-08 09:24 AM
Response to Reply #6
7. How about a gun concealed on a trained, licensed teacher's person
Edited on Sat Aug-16-08 09:26 AM by benEzra
since the small, rural school has NO armed security (and can't afford any) and the nearest law enforcement response is 30 MINUTES away?
This isn't about "shooting students"; it is about the district's fears, justified or not, of an attack by an armed outsider who would otherwise have free reign for half an hour or more. They're probably worried about something like this:
And the police arrived there only six minutes after the 911 call. What if that twisted individual had had free reign for another 24 minutes?
Training a few qualified teachers as volunteer security guards to enable them to protect their students isn't unreasonable in that circumstance, IMO (and given that this is rural Texas, they are probably more experienced with guns than most urban police hires to boot). But hysteria about teachers shooting up the school sells more papers, I guess.