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Growing Number of Schools Arming Themselves With Defense Budgets, Including Armed Teachers
The National Sentinel ^ | 11 FEB 2019 | Steve Miller

Posted on 02/11/2019 3:54:04 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum

The Chippewa Valley school district in suburban Detroit didn’t retreat in 2017 after voters overwhelmingly defeated its proposal to borrow $90 million for spending pitched as “protecting the community’s investment in our schools.”

Instead it rebranded the package as if lives were on the line – as an effort to literally protect students. Last year, voters approved the bond proposal with the campaign tag line “safe schools, strong schools” emphasizing the need for new security funding.

School districts around the nation have found that security sells in the year since a troubled student killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

Hundreds of districts have moved to arm teachers or staff, a once unthinkable notion. Along with that much-publicized development is a quieter one with high price tags stretching long into the future: officials borrowing billions, with little taxpayer pushback, for added security staffing, mental health counselors and protective upgrades – no matter how tangential some of the spending may be to the stated purpose.

Much of it comes in bond measures because they are easier to pass using the appeal of safety and security.

Although many districts have reported a rise in safety issues since the Department of Education insisted in 2014 that schools adopt more lenient discipline policies to address racial disparities in suspension rates, this has not been emphasized in the bond campaigns. The Trump administration rescinded those Obama-era guidelines last month.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; armedstaff; armedteachers; banglist; defense; education; nra; protection; protectthekids; schools; secondamendment; securetheschools; security; selfdefense

1 posted on 02/11/2019 3:54:04 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The only method available to protect is to confuse the enemy into believing it will be the enemy to lose their life and not you or yours


2 posted on 02/11/2019 3:58:59 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Liberals, Rinos, moslems, illegals, lamestream media. All want America to fail and die)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Or slide the slide and chamber one


3 posted on 02/11/2019 4:05:55 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Liberals, Rinos, moslems, illegals, lamestream media. All want America to fail and die)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Last comment .... your homepage should be required reading at the university level


4 posted on 02/11/2019 4:18:31 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Liberals, Rinos, moslems, illegals, lamestream media. All want America to fail and die)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Excellent.

I look forward to the first perp to get lit up before he hurts someone.


5 posted on 02/11/2019 4:27:06 PM PST by DoughtyOne
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To: no-to-illegals

There is great uncertainty in not knowing whether the snake you are about to play with has fangs or not.


6 posted on 02/11/2019 4:27:19 PM PST by Openurmind
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To: Openurmind

Interesting point of view but in life one is forced to play with the two legged snakes. Some bite some don’t bite


7 posted on 02/11/2019 4:39:22 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Liberals, Rinos, moslems, illegals, lamestream media. All want America to fail and die)
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To: no-to-illegals

Here in Az it’s pretty hard to try and guess who might or not bite. In Ca is pretty safe to say almost none do. :)


8 posted on 02/11/2019 4:49:28 PM PST by Openurmind
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To: Openurmind

I always for safety purposes apply the 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 rule


9 posted on 02/11/2019 4:52:57 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Liberals, Rinos, moslems, illegals, lamestream media. All want America to fail and die)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

If we are paying to arm and train the teachers what are the expectations? If shots are heard in the hall outside a classroom, are teachers expected to remain with their class or are they expected to go into the hallway and engage the shooter?


10 posted on 02/11/2019 4:54:51 PM PST by oincobx
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To: oincobx

This is an outright lie: “a once unthinkable notion”
“Hundreds of districts have moved to arm teachers or staff, a once unthinkable notion”
USA schools do not teach real American History anymore, only propaganda history that is anti-2nd Amendment.

SCHOOLS ARE GUN ZONES
In 1800: “
“Children of the present day would be somewhat startled to go to school attended by large dogs, to keep off the bears and other wild animals, to study all day by the crackle of the great fire and back logs, to hear the howling of wolves at rollcall, and see the teacher take from its resting place over the door, a trusty rifle to guard the way home. Such were the first schools in 1800.”
‘Periwinkle’, “The Sentinel”, Feb 21, 1874 [”Ticonderoga Sentinel”, Ticonderoga, NY]

Just south of usn`s` s here in the mountains, during the War of 1812, schoolmarms fought off roving bands of British-allied Indian raiders from Canada who attacked the schools- Does that answer your questions?”
“He who studies history finds the day`s problems already solved in the past greatly accomplished.” `


11 posted on 02/11/2019 5:31:05 PM PST by bunkerhill7
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

A lot of churches are doing the exact same thing.
It’s a damn shame that this has come to America.
This is what the communist RATS have foisted upon us.
Liberalism destroys everything it touches.


12 posted on 02/11/2019 7:13:18 PM PST by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Florida School Hires Armed Combat Vets To Protect Students, Teachers
13 posted on 02/11/2019 7:41:20 PM PST by blam
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To: lgjhn23
"A lot of churches are doing the exact same thing."

My VA dermatologist says he was just recruited to provide (undercover) security at his church.

14 posted on 02/11/2019 7:44:34 PM PST by blam
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Public schools the nation over are staffed by the UFT and the NEA. I can’t believe they will actually permit the money to be spent effectively. Maybe they’ll give a revolver to the burnt out psycho teacher with the nervous tick, and encourage his pupils to drive him over the edge. Then when he goes postal, they can point to that as proof that arming teachers is a mistake.


15 posted on 02/12/2019 5:00:59 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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To: blam

“...My VA dermatologist says he was just recruited to provide (undercover) security at his church....”

Ours is a medium-sized church and we have at least 8 trained (a couple former combat vets, local cops, etc.) members who are armed, undercover and strategically located during service. We have held several “live shooter event” practice drills coordinated with our local county sheriff SWAT teams. They know who our guys are and we know them....some very personally as they actually attend service themselves. We have cameras covering all our our doors, hallways, nursery, parking lots, entrance ways etc. and are constantly monitored by a member of our security team. Our security team also remains in constant radio contact with each other throughout the service. IF trouble breaks out, they ALL know it at the same time to avoid any additional confusion. Two members (in case one should happen to be taken out) are designated to immediately call 911 if we should ever have a live shooter event...God forbid.
Just before service starts, all the side & back doors are kept locked to the outside but have panic bars on the inside to allow a quick exit in case of a fire, etc. The main front door remains unlocked but kept under constant armed surveillance throughout the entire service.
THAT is the reaction to what these insane DS commie lib RATs have foisted upon America...but so be it.


16 posted on 02/12/2019 6:12:33 AM PST by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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