President Trump supports arming teachers; here's how West Texas has done it for years

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President Trump supports arming teachers; here's how West Texas has done it for years

Postby ELB » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:26 am

This is a pretty decent, even supportive, article on how some Texas schools have armed their staff. Not a single quote from one of the national or statewide nanny-teacher organizations about how teachers are too infantile...err, busy...to be able to handle a gun and an intruder.

In fact, there is a very good quote from Christoval Independent School District Superintendent David Walker:
“The board and I believe that teachers acting as unarmed shields is unrealistic,” said Walker, ...


Christoval not only arms teachers with handguns, but they have AR-15s and shotguns available as well.

The article also has a list of schools in Texas, with a link to their policies, presumably their policies on arming staff.


Worth a read.
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Re: President Trump supports arming teachers; here's how West Texas has done it for years

Postby Grundy1133 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:57 am

Around where I live, Callisburg ISD has had the "Guardian Program" for about 3-4 years now. It's a brilliant program.
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Re: President Trump supports arming teachers; here's how West Texas has done it for years

Postby ELB » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:57 am

Market niche!

School Attorney Joe Hoffer, managing partner with the law firm Schulman, Lopez, Hoffer & Adelstein, LLP, has helped more than a dozen school districts set up Guardian Plans.
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Re: President Trump supports arming teachers; here's how West Texas has done it for years

Postby tommyg » Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:01 pm

It is unfortunate that schools need to arm staff. due to the recent incidents
arming staff and other security measures has turned into a life or death need :leaving
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Re: President Trump supports arming teachers; here's how West Texas has done it for years

Postby Venus Pax » Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:07 pm

Very good and encouraging article.

Teachers are very divided on this issue. Just about every teacher on my campus has stated that they would like the option to carry; I do know some that say no-way-no-how-this-is-a-bad-idea. Teachers in the more liberal areas of the state are very against employees carrying.

Personally, I would prefer school marshalls for various reasons, but I would rather carry than continue to be as vulnerable as we are.

I recall telling my principal that removal of "gun free school zone" signs would prevent just about all shootings. My years in the classroom have taught me that the majority of students who are mentally unstable do fear immediate consequences, although the lefties emphatically deny it. If they believe their control would be taken quickly, they would not likely attempt it.
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Re: President Trump supports arming teachers; here's how West Texas has done it for years

Postby Jeff B. » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:29 am

tommyg wrote:It is unfortunate that schools need to arm staff. due to the recent incidents
arming staff and other security measures has turned into a life or death need :leaving


It is, but, it's the world that we live in.

I believe that enabling those employees in schools who are willing to act as sheepdogs is a good thing. What stunned me, almost to disbelief was the Resource Officer who remained outside the Parkland School as the shooting was occuring.

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