Skip to comments.Arkansas school district takes advantage of little known law and arms 20 teachers
Posted on 07/30/2013 11:42:43 AM PDT by Daffynition
CLARKSVILLE, Arkansas (AP) When classes at Clarksville High School resume in August assistant principle Cheyne Dougan will be among the more than 20 teachers, administrators and other employees in the school district carrying concealed weapons.
After a school shooting in Connecticut last December that left 20 children and six teachers dead, the idea of arming schoolhouses against gunmen was hotly debated across the country.
The National Rifle Association declared it the best response to serious threats. But even in the most conservative states, most proposals faltered in the face of resistance from educators or warnings from insurance companies that schools would face higher premiums.
Making use of a little-known Arkansas law that allows licensed, armed security guards on campus, Dougan and other teachers at the school will be considered guards.
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I would rather have properly trained and armed teachers in the classroom, carrying concealed, than a sheriff’s deputy in the hallway. But then, again, when I was in school the principal was still allowed to use the ‘board of education’ (paddle).
This is the best solution, school personnell carrying, concealed. Armed guards, police or deputies in schools should be out of uniform and carrying concealed.
I was in the fifth grade at Boones Creek Elelmentary School when I found out that the principal kept a shotgun in his office, to deal with copperheads that occasionally tried to take up residence under the sports field stands. But then, my older brother carried his .22 Remington Target rifle to school on the bus and I carried the box of 50 shells, for rifle club after school.
Not only the best, but specifically, the most efficient. And, probably the most effective as well. Modeled after the Israeli solution, AFAIK. Why pay anybody extra in schools whose job is other than to teach? The next best, effeciency-wise, would be to have the armed police and deputies, in addition to protecting the school, to have them teach the students hands-on experience with weaponry...
Indeed, and if not them, either a local gun club or the NRA - great PR.
Arrrrggghhh!!! Can we please give it a rest mentioning the school shooting in Connecticut last December?
(Im not railing against you on this, but that article and others that still seek to exploit that tragedy)
Could some please refresh my memory on why the Socialists dont like people being able to defend themsleves?
Really? 26 unarmed dead on the school property versus 1 or 2 dead perps? Math doesn't add up.
........or could join the sick and perverse cacophony of the fight over the distribution of $7.7M+ donation [not insurance] monies and how it will be divided.
Our state *rag* the Hartford Courant must have some headline daily about this. It is incessant. And putrid. People are sick of it.
...........and there *still* is no report from the state’s attorney.
“gs from insurance companies that schools would face higher premiums.”
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