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North Texas school district will let teachers carry guns
Houston Chronicle ^ | Aug. 15, 2008, 4:41AM | Associated Press

Posted on 08/15/2008 7:41:40 AM PDT by ironwill

HARROLD, Texas — A tiny Texas school district may be the first in the nation to allow teachers and staff to pack guns for protection when classes begin later this month, a newspaper reported.

AP story so you'll have to link to it for the rest.

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: armteachers; banglist; ccw; education; gunfreezones; schoolboard; schoolshootings; schoolviolence; selfdefense
More common sense from Texas.
1 posted on 08/15/2008 7:41:41 AM PDT by ironwill
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To: ironwill

Ping for later.


2 posted on 08/15/2008 7:44:00 AM PDT by fightinbluhen51 ("...If it moves, tax it, if it moves faster, regulate it, if it stops, subsidies it.")
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To: ironwill

Just don’t get caught carrying cigarettes. Otherwise...


3 posted on 08/15/2008 7:44:26 AM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: ironwill
What about the students? My Dad said he took guns to school sometimes.
4 posted on 08/15/2008 7:44:48 AM PDT by ThomasThomas (Orationem pulchram non habens, scribo ista linea in lingua Latina.***)
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To: ironwill
Let's get real and wear John Wayne, Matt Dillon, and Paladin tie down holsters beginning yesterday.
5 posted on 08/15/2008 7:45:12 AM PDT by kcm.org (Conservatives bashing Sen. McCain has Ronald Reagan spinning in his grave!!!)
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To: ironwill
Hooo yeah!

Guns 'n guitars, baby!

6 posted on 08/15/2008 7:45:47 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: ironwill

In keeping with the unofficial Texas state motto - ‘’Be friendly or we’ll kill you.’’


7 posted on 08/15/2008 7:52:42 AM PDT by Lexington Green (Don't Be A Racist - Vote For Obama Because He's Black)
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To: ironwill

I like it. Teachers should have the option to be armed (6 year old students, not quite so much - in class, anyway).

For other school districts that oppose firearms, however, they should at least permit non-lethal self-defense for teachers such as bean-bag guns, stun guns, stun grenades, pepper spray, and dogs.

Teachers are capable of being one line out of many in our defenses against terror and crimes that would otherwise be aimed at our children in school, so having all of them remain unarmed just begs for repeats of Columbine and Virginia Tech.


8 posted on 08/15/2008 7:53:49 AM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Southack

As a proud Texan, I hope this is just the first in a long line of school districts that allow the teachers to be armed. It’s time to turn “gun free zones” into “safe zones”.


9 posted on 08/15/2008 7:58:02 AM PDT by basil (Support the Second Amendment-buy another gun today!)
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To: ironwill

Well do you feel lucky punk?


10 posted on 08/15/2008 7:59:17 AM PDT by bmwcyle (If God wanted us to be Socialist, Karl Marx would have been born in America.)
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To: ironwill

Don’t mess with the bull. You’ll get the horns.


11 posted on 08/15/2008 8:01:16 AM PDT by nhoward14
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To: ironwill
Harrold is near where I grew up. I'm glad to see some school districts show some cajones...
12 posted on 08/15/2008 8:06:57 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (It's the Vast Wright Wing Conspiracy - labeling all whites as racist.)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I wish they would annex WA! Can I declare my property to be
an honorary part of Texas?


13 posted on 08/15/2008 8:16:47 AM PDT by rahbert
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To: ironwill
"North Texas school district will let teachers carry guns"

As liberals flee the economic basket cases they caused for greener pastures, lets hope that headlines like this will make them think twice about moving to Texas.

We don't need any more stinking liberals (redundant).

14 posted on 08/15/2008 8:23:44 AM PDT by lormand (The Savage Nation - a parody by liberals of conservatives)
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To: ironwill
This will have the drive-bys vomiting through their tear ducts. I hope they expand the carry provision to the students.
15 posted on 08/15/2008 8:33:29 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (National Enquirer - The paper of record.)
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To: rahbert

As far as I’m concerned, yes.... if you think like us, you’re welcome to join us. ;^)


16 posted on 08/15/2008 8:40:57 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (It's the Vast Wright Wing Conspiracy - labeling all whites as racist.)
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To: LongElegantLegs

Texas carry ping!


17 posted on 08/15/2008 9:20:44 AM PDT by Vor Lady (Diplomacy without arms is like music without instruments. Alexander the Great)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I’ve got a flagpole all I need is the flag!


18 posted on 08/15/2008 9:40:37 AM PDT by rahbert
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To: rahbert

Be prepared to be called a redneck, a hick, and/or a racist.... assumptions by the liberal scum about all Southerners but Texans in general.


19 posted on 08/15/2008 9:43:55 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (It's the Vast Wright Wing Conspiracy - labeling all whites as racist.)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I partook of all the usual Texas stereotypes until I actually moved there and lived there (Gainesville, Cooke Co)for awhile.

More good hearted down to earth folk do not exist. Thats
true for most of the rural midwest as well.

Now that I find myself in the recently re-logoed King
(MLK type) Co I find I miss my former neighbors more.


20 posted on 08/15/2008 10:30:06 AM PDT by rahbert
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To: ironwill

“Johnnie, sit down! If you had any brains, I’d blow them out!”


21 posted on 08/15/2008 11:18:44 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (When hopelessness replaces hope, it opens the door to evil.)
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To: ironwill

Superintendent David Thweatt said the small community is a 30-minute drive from the sheriff’s office, leaving students and teachers without protection. He said the district’s lone campus sits 500 feet from heavily trafficked U.S. 287, which could make it a target.

“When the federal government started making schools gun-free zones, that’s when all of these shootings started. Why would you put it out there that a group of people can’t defend themselves? That’s like saying ‘sic ‘em’ to a dog,” Thweatt said in Friday’s online edition of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.


makes sense to me ;o)


22 posted on 08/15/2008 2:34:16 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: ironwill

“Police are minutes away when seconds count.” BTTT (Bump to the top)


23 posted on 08/16/2008 3:35:08 PM PDT by Screaming_Gerbil (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash?)
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To: ironwill

Not against it from a 2A point of view ... but if I had a child in a school where the teachers felt the need to carry a gun to school, I’d yank them.

If a schools’ students are that dangerous, just close the damn school down.

The decent parents will make other arrangements. The others will carry on as before.


24 posted on 08/17/2008 8:01:55 PM PDT by Lorianne
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