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should teachers have guns?
Posted 8/19/08 , edited 8/19/08

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Texas school district will let teachers bring guns to class this fall, the district's superintendent said on Friday, in what experts said appeared to be a first in the United States.

The board of the small rural Harrold Independent School District unanimously approved the plan and parents have not objected, said the district's superintendent, David Thweatt.

School experts backed Thweatt's claim that Harrold, a system of about 110 students 150 miles northwest of Fort Worth, may be the first to let teachers bring guns to the classroom.

Thweatt said it is a matter of safety.

"We have a lock-down situation, we have cameras, but the question we had to answer is, 'What if somebody gets in? What are we going to do?" he said. "It's just common sense."

Teachers who wish to bring guns will have to be certified to carry a concealed handgun in Texas and get crisis training and permission from school officials, he said.

Recent school shootings in the United States have prompted some calls for school officials to allow students and teachers to carry legally concealed weapons into classrooms.

The U.S. Congress once barred guns at schools nationwide, but the U.S. Supreme Court struck the law down, although state and local communities could adopt their own laws. Texas bars guns at schools without the school's permission.

http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN1538661720080815

this cannot be good :\

How many teachers out there are just itching to shoot at a couple of their problem students? I do not think we should give then an in to give in to temptation *nervous laugh* I hope there could another way to cut on school violence because this might be taking corporal punishment to a whole new level >.>
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Yikes... What if the teacher goes crazy?
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No
If they're that crazy why dont you just kill the students......
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no way.
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i really believe they should not carry guns.they should just leave it to the cops
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But the teacheres probably cant aim neway
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hehehe
lets give them chance and see what will happens

half the student will be died
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I would stop going to school if teacher were allowed to keep guns..
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If Texas has the highest shootout at school, Teacher should. It said on the news and I read this on BBC, Teacher who will use gun must be trained and approved. This decreases the chance of a gun being used by crazy Teacher.


Teachers who wish to bring guns will have to be certified to carry a concealed handgun in Texas and get crisis training and permission from school officials, he said.


don't expect they can't aim they will be trained, I hope . If the gunman get in you can be dead like the Virginia Tech Attack where about 30 students is dead. Teacher should not be allowed to use gun to force students to do something. Shooting a innocent student is also a violation against the law.

Im alright with this but if that school has the most shootout then I wouldn't be in that school.
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wow teacher are going to be crazy with those guns like imagine if a teacher had anger issues to take of he/she anger lets shoot a child
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Teachers probably can't aim cause most of them are old
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Let's analyze this: teachers have to put up with obnoxious children all day long. Day after day after day. Plus there's all the stress of regular day-to-day life. And now we're giving them guns.... Good plan! If you're in the undertaker business. That'll come out to...what? three kids a week? They'll be rich!


Edit: and lets not forget how scared shit-less all of those kids will be. I mean, your teacher has the means to shoot you at any time, for whatever reason. What an excellent way to drum up class participation.
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they should just get cops at their school if they have such a problem. i see cops hanging out at my school everyday. there's like 4 cop cars parked outside my school.
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woohoo. scary. Teachers tend to throw tantrums, don't they? This will definitely get bloody.
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blarg.
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