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Texas School District Will Let Teachers Carry Guns

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Feb 18, 2006
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    A tiny Texas school district may be the first in the nation to pass a law specifically allowing teachers and staff to pack heat when classes begin later this month.

    Trustees at the Harrold Independent School District approved a district policy change last October so employees can carry concealed firearms to deter and protect against school shootings, provided the gun-toting teachers follow certain requirements.

    Superintendent David Thweatt told FOXNews.com the policy was initiated because of safety concerns.

    "We have had employees assaulted before by people in the last several years," Thweatt said. "I think that safety is big concern. We are seeing a lot of anger in society."

    He wouldn't comment further on the nature of the assaults.

    The Texas superintendent linked gun-free zones with the uprising of school shootings in recent years.

    "When you make schools gun-free zones, it's like inviting people to come in and take advantage," Thweatt told FOXNews.com.

    In order for teachers and staff to carry a pistol, they must have a Texas license to carry a concealed handgun; must be authorized to carry by the district; must receive training in crisis management and hostile situations and must use ammunition that is designed to minimize the risk of ricochet in school halls.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,404721,00.html#ixzz2FJ0xQEZz
  2. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer New Member

    Dec 6, 2011
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    I hope others will take heed that we have, indeed, set up our schools to be EASY targets.

    Especially for those seeking to go out in a blaze of glory with their 15 minutes of fame on the national and international stage.
  3. mont974x4

    mont974x4 New Member

    Jan 6, 2012
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    Yet one more reason to hope God sends me to Texas.
  4. annsni

    annsni Administrator

    May 30, 2006
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    Realize that this is not new. It's from '08. :)