posted on Dec, 15 2012 @ 07:51 AM
Read more here:
Texas school where teachers carry guns prepared to protect students
David Thweatt, superintendent of the tiny Harrold school district in northwest Texas, believes his staff is ready.
Besides special locks and security cameras, an undisclosed number of staff members and teachers carry concealed handguns.
Thweatt said the "guardian plan," which drew international attention when it was implemented in 2008, definitely enhances student safety.
"Is that 100 percent? No," Thweatt said Friday in a telephone interview. "Nothing is 100 percent. But what we do know is that we've done all we can to
protect our children."
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This school was the only one in the U.S., a public school district in Texas, which implemented a carry-policy, so that teachers and other adults can
protect the kids. Good for them, I say.
The board of education requires that those who are carrying have concealed carry licenses; the children are not told which staff members will be
carrying. The school has had no problems, and doesn't expect to.
See, the thing is, with guns, that making them "illegal" does not make them "disappear." Anywhere. Ever.
It's too easy to start shooting at a captive audience where a person can be reasonably sure there are NO WEAPONS among the intended victims. Guns are
meant to be a deterrent to physical harm, a protective tool. But, like all other things humans have invented, they can be in the wrong hands for the
Still, if my kids were still in school (they are not), and I had the option of sending them to a school where I knew there was protection, I would
probably do so. I was not brought up with guns, I was taught to fear them...and did. Now, however, after patient teaching and long discussions, and
practice, I respect them, and am glad I know how to handle one. I feel MUCH SAFER than I would without a level playing field.
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