posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 11:15 AM
Story on Fox
“I don't want my wife and kids to be sitting ducks,” Harvey told FoxNews.com. He said his own son was on the debate team with Pierson, who
took his own life as the two staff members, including school resource officer James Englert, who was armed, and Rod Mauler, an unarmed school security
guard and retired deputy, closed in on him.
Harvey has introduced a bill to allow school districts in Colorado to let teachers carry guns. He sponsored the bill prior to the shooting, but says
that the tragedy cements the measure's importance.
“It validated why I think an armed person in the school is a good thing,” Harvey told FoxNews.com.
Okay before we debate the merits of arming teachers... lets take a close look at this next line from this article...
Pierson's 80-second attack started after....
Did you catch that part...80 seconds...not quite a full minute and a half and it was done and over...
Arapahoe has an armed officer onsite... not just for this reason but their there and at many schools across the country... His being there stopped
this kid from turning his high school into another Columbine... cool the guy did his job, he deserves a raise and all the kudos his department has to
offer....and the powers that be who put him there were on the ball, for once...
With that said and done... let me now say I think any adult who wants to apply for train and carry a concealed weapon should be allowed too...If a
teacher should happen to have one... cool beans, I say let them carry at work...
But this guy...Republican state Sen. Ted Harvey wife said "armed teachers at Arapahoe High School might have been able to act even more quickly!" and
that statement bugs me...
It just gives me this disturbing image of my little gray haired second grade teacher sporting a tactical vest wielding an M4 set to rock-n-roll and
performing a clear and sweep through the library...Might want to give the janitors a SAW to provide cover fire while your at it?
Look I'm all for letting teachers carry if they want too... As far as I can see they did what they should have... locked themselves and their
students, in their rooms and let those professional trained to do so... deal with it... which is exactly what happened and it all happened in less
than one and a half minutes... 80 seconds...
Don't we put enough pressure on our underpaid teachers.... to dump this on them too...
"Class, line up class... today we'll be going on a Long-range reconnaissance patrol to the museum... Has everyone picked a battle buddy... wonderful,
now please board the APC in an orderly manner... Sally do you mind manning the MA duce honey?... let go people lets go!"
edit on 8-1-2014 by HardCorps because: (no reason given)