Skip to comments.Groups oppose bill to arm Mississippi school teachers
Posted on 03/28/2013 9:25:13 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
JACKSON, Mississippi -- Civil rights groups said Thursday that a bill that would provide funding for officers to police schools or arm teachers would ultimately make Mississippi schools more dangerous.
Several groups and lawmakers gathered Thursday on the steps of the Mississippi Department of Education building to protest the bill. They included representatives of the American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi, One Voice, and the Southern Poverty Law Center as well as Reps. Adrienne Wooten, D-Jackson and John Hines, D-Greenville. ....
Nsombi Lambright, communications director for One Voice, said investment into school resource officers was misplaced.
"The proposal to bring more armed guards into schools and to arm teachers is like a slap in the face to us as advocates and to those of us who are parents and aunts and mentors to young people in Mississippi Schools," Lambright said. "As the parent of a 15-year-old in the public school system, I know that the risk of him being harmed by an angry guard or an angry teacher is far greater than him being harmed by somebody who is coming into the school from the outside."
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Then why do they support the millions and millions of taxpayer dollars spent to provide security to the public servants in Washington D.C.? Hypocrite commie piggies.
Time to start taking names and addresses and when “a democrat- off it’s meds”- kills children at that school...as Patton would say...we’ll know what to do.
The usual suspects.
A “community organizer”, too!!!!!
The shooting gallery is now open.
Been to Jackson, Ms and was told by people it is not a safe place and to be careful. These were black people telling me this.
Putting guns in the hands of most public school teachers would be dangerous. Many are not the smartest people in the world.
because we’ve had so many cases where a teacher went bersek and shot up their school
Lou Dobbs on FOX Business last night reported that Chicago Public Schools, attacking NRA plan for more armed protection in schools, last year alone spent $41 MILLION on “school security personnel”. He was really fired up about the lying and hypocrisy of obama and co
There's not a decent sized city in the Nation that doesn't have some bad areas.
I went to school in Mississippi and I’m definitely for having security officers and metal detectors. One of the small town/district schools near us had a knife incident and they had metal detectors installed back in the mid-80’s. The parents banded together and bought the equipment. Can’t imagine that it’s gotten any better.
And they were right...
Yes, that is true, but Jackson is the opposite, a bad area with a decent sized city in it...