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Georgia School Board Unanimously Votes to Arm Teachers with Guns
Old 06-06-2018, 11:59 AM
 
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http://www.newsweek.com/georgia-scho...eachers-922904

I haven't had a chance to read this article yet, but I wanted to post it to get the discussion going. It's sad that it's getting to this point.

GA teachers and others, what do you think about this?


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I find it amusing...
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The district scripts everything to death because they can't trust teachers. Parents don't trust you and figure you are stupid.

Here's your guns...

Also, who's paying the liability insurance? Some kid takes a random ricochet to the head? I'm sure district will not toss you under the bus with both hands.

Anyway hoo...unless I did a tour of duty with the IDF or Marines as a sniper, no way would Insign up for that.

*came from a hunting family and many relatives in the armed services.
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Old 06-06-2018, 01:28 PM
 
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I totally agree with everything Tawaki said in her post!
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Old 06-06-2018, 01:32 PM
 
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I can't even stand wearing my badge every day, much less a holster.
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Armed teachers
Old 06-06-2018, 02:38 PM
 
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I always think of the teachers who leave their phone out and kids grab it or complain kids get into their purses or desk drawers.

Hmmmm....


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Old 06-06-2018, 04:13 PM
 
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I think it's an odd law in that different counties here in Georgia already allow the principal and assistant principal to carry a weapon. We have an armed deputy sheriff assigned to a group of schools and our principal is armed after having gone through a certification process.

Of course, he had what he perceived as a threat on his life the year before I retired. A crazy mother decided she was in love with him and felt that he was ignoring her. She called him up and said she was on her way there in order to "make him see reason". He asked her how she was getting there since he knew she didn't have a car and she said she was walking. He called the deputy who called for some help "with a situation" and they found the lady walking towards the school. Anyway. I really don't know what happened after that. I think she was arrested for something. (I'm sorry, but if you could have seen our ADHD principal telling the story to us..)

Yes, we do have one rough neighborhood that we service, but many more normal neighborhoods also feed into our school district.
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I'm not in GA, but I am a teacher.
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While I have no problem with retired military or police being on school campuses with firearms and protecting staff and students, I do not agree with having teachers carry them.
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:21 PM
 
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I agree with nette25. I am comfortable handling a handgun at the range, but I would not want to carry at school. It's not what I got into education to do.
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