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    One of our local school systems has armed its teachers & staff. There's a largeish sign out front informing those who enter that drastic steps will be taken to protect its students. Guns are stored in vaults in the classroom. Gotta love the agrarian areas of the Texas panhandle.
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    If only more schools would do the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velo99 View Post
    One of our local school systems has armed its teachers & staff. There's a largeish sign out front informing those who enter that drastic steps will be taken to protect its students. Guns are stored in vaults in the classroom. Gotta love the agrarian areas of the Texas panhandle.
    JMO but the gun should be on the teacher, not "stored in a vault". But at least it is a step in the right direction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    JMO but the gun should be on the teacher, not "stored in a vault". But at least it is a step in the right direction.
    I'm with you Archer51. I wish all school districts would follow suit.
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    "Stored in a vault????"
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    Bravo for the school system. I agree that the teachers should be carrying, but at least this is a step in the right direction.
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    I agree. However it's not a bad compromise. Guns stored safely.

    Alarm sounds all teachers lock down and arm up instead of the one or two that are carrying.

    I like it.


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    Back in the 60's when I went to High School in Brooklyn, NY (Abraham Lincoln HS '68) we had a rifle team, and an indoor range (.22) in the school basement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velo99 View Post
    One of our local school systems has armed its teachers & staff. There's a largeish sign out front informing those who enter that drastic steps will be taken to protect its students. Guns are stored in vaults in the classroom. Gotta love the agrarian areas of the Texas panhandle.
    If every teacher, administrator can get to such weapons when/if needed, then it does sound like a reasonable step. Makes every single high-value room in that school a potential killing field for the GG's (against the BG).

    Am hoping that school (or district) has also stiffened its procedures, has strongly reinforced access points and choke points (ie, tough doors at ends of all corridors), that it has short corridors between groups of rooms, strong filtering of people coming to the school, etc. By itself, having a gun around might well not stop anything, if folks have zero time to prepare. If no other steps have been taken, all it could take is someone waltzing through the doors, down a hallway, into a room and ... boom!
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    I like this one.....

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    I agree with daffyduc, too many students are big and strong enough to take the weapon from a teacher. This removes that temptation or reduces the possibility of an accidental discharge if the student did try to take it. They lock down anyway, so why not. Possibly the admin folks nearest the entrances could have the same access or CCW if they are comfortable with that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heritage1865 View Post
    I like this one.....

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    The teachers at Sandy Hook gave their lives trying to protect their children. However they were unarmed and died in vain. The killing stopped upon the arrival of ARMED response.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdave View Post
    The teachers at Sandy Hook gave their lives trying to protect their children. However they were unarmed and died in vain. The killing stopped upon the arrival of ARMED response.
    Strangely, the anti-gun folks assume that the same teacher in that cartoon spins 180 degrees and *becomes* the dangerous individual if they're allows to touch guns in school.

    I've never understood that particular brand of 'logic' myself.

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    Gun in vault? Teacher can throw vault at bg!. Please don't make vault to heavy.. Armed staff is a better move.
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    This is a step in the right direction IMO. Lets hope others follow suit.....
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