This is a discussion on Concealed Carry at School within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by rljohns Utah has the answer!! Exactly right....
I also fear that the present laws will get us killed. I am licensed and legal in over 30 states, but not in school. When I teach or take my Grand kids to school, if I get out of the car, I have to lock the firearm in the car. Even that is a potential felony as I am on school grounds (if detected). What to do? Always carry, Never tell.
I too, am a teacher who would at least like to have my weapon in the car, if not on my person. I am in VA, does anyone know the laws as far as having the weapon in the vehical during school hours? Can they really take away my right to have my weapon off school hours just because I can't have it at school? There is no close parking off campus.
"That I cannot do."
"Give this to, uh, Clemenza. I want reliable people, people who aren't going to be carried away. After all we're not murderers in spite of what this undertaker thinks."
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Well you can't carry in school and you can't pray in school. Next they will pass a regulation that you can't even bend over, put your head between your legs and kiss your a$$ goodbye when a killer enters the school.
Not possible as I know of it but begin your part by taking some intensive courses in tactical shooting, self-defense that includes gun retention. Also, consider starting a PAC to discuss non-lethals (tasers) or even something like a shotgun with beanbags. Consider how you'll store, access and deal with various scenarios. Don't wait for the system to come to you.
Also, if you accidentially kill someone's kid you may create a parent with nothing more to live for and you know what that means. So, it's a double-edged sword. Begin putting thousands of rounds down the line now.
Most states allow you to leave you unloaded, locked firearm in your vehicle while you conduct business at a school.
I am also a teacher, in Arizona. We used to have a loop-hole in the law which allowed teachers to carry if they had permission from the school adminstration.
My crazy ex- threatened to kill me, was arrested for domestic violence, and kept stalking me. I requested permission to carry on school grounds ONLY ON WEEKENDS when kids were not present. If anyone is in the building, the alarm has to be turned off. Since he knows where I work, I'm vulnerable. Often teachers do lots of work after hours.
My district superintendent said "absolutely not!" I got it in writing. If anything ever happens to me that school district will belong to my heirs.
I no loner stay in the building more than a few minutes more than I am required. If something doesn't get done, oh well. If the principal gets on my case, I just tell her that I don't feel safe.
So much for protecting the students and the teachers.
Small, but deadly.
I wish you the best, I left the state when my ex threatened me, I was young and didn't know enough about guns to want to stay.
My super is just super ignorant. They're afraid of liability. They think I'd accidentally shoot a student, or some student would steal the firearm from me.
As for work, I take home what I can, but bulletin boards, copies, organizing room, etc. all piles up. Someone complains about my desk being messy, I just repeat one of my favorite quotes: "If a messy desk is a sign of a messy mind, what is an empty desk a sign of?"
My best bet is to relocate to a more pro-gun environment. Just have to fight my crazy ex to move the kids out of state.
I refuse to be a victim, and I refuse to be bullied anymore.
Small, but deadly.
Unless you are a LEO, I don't think you be able to do it.
Out of curiosity, do you teach in the Valley of the smog or the old Pueblo?
Speak softly and carry a large caliber weapon.
I teach in Yuma. Home of the Criminals. (What a mascott!)
Small, but deadly.