I am retired military, now teach, and have no issues with carrying a sidearm at school. Had this discussion with a deputy and they had no issue with it as long as they went through an approved training program (more than just CC). They need to do something, there is just not enough money to pay for officers and many have to pull shifts after leaving schools. We can only keep a deputy about two years and then they rotated because of the additional hours. Just to put down another issue, the officers do a lot at school to include traffic, teaching, working with at risk students, parent issues, being a friend, and other duties.
I don't know their intentions, but there were 7 teachers from the same school in the concealed carry class I took this past Saturday morning.
I work for a school district and know a few teachers that already expresses interest. I am not a teacher rather a network tech and I also expressed the same interest. There are a few concerns I personally have and one be mistaken for a bg if **** were to hit the fan. Proper training is a must.
This is a "slightly" biased poll. Run it on an anti-gun forum and compare results.
I was thinking the same thing. It is surprisingly not illegal here although it will (probably) result in termination. Guess it depends on which is most important.
My Mother taught 1st and 2nd grade 42 years.
She has been retired about ten years now I think she would be ok with it.
I have a very close friend that has worked at high schools for over 20 years.
She wants to get her carry and have asked me to talk to some over her co workers about traning and arms.
When that happened in Conn. I text her and made sure she was ok . I just had to.
When she got home I just had to give her a big bear hug :urla9ub:
It's worth noting that the vast majority of my students seem to support allowing trained teachers to carry as well.
You might want to check your laws very closely. In Texas, teachers, custodians, employees, can carry if they have a CHL and written approval of the school district. Many people huff and puff about adding more training and stuff, but its already the law, if a school wants to do it. Several in Texas already do.
Originally Posted by dpcaver
So your the "black sheep" of the family? :wink:
Originally Posted by suntzu
Not a teacher, and don't know any personally. That said, I'd let my kids go to a school where the teacher could be armed, if I had school age kids.
Iowa also but I've never heard of anyone getting permission.
Originally Posted by sanfordreed
CHAPTER 724 WEAPONS
724.4B CARRYING WEAPONS ON SCHOOL GROUNDS -- PENALTY
1. A person who goes armed with, carries, or transports a firearm
of any kind, whether concealed or not, on the grounds of a school
commits a class "D" felony. For the purposes of this section,
"school" means a public or nonpublic school as defined in section
2. Subsection 1 does not apply to the following:
a. A person listed under section 724.4, subsection 4,
paragraphs "b" through "f" or "j".
b. A person who has been specifically authorized by the
school to go armed, carry, or transport a firearm on the school
grounds, including for purposes of conducting an instructional
program regarding firearms.
She might want to apply for the armed guard position at her school. The guards will probably make more than the teachers, even if their responsibilities are a little different. Just a thought....
Originally Posted by Alex_C
They could be getting permission, and just not publicizing it. We can carry on school grounds inTexas, but not inside the buildings. You can drop off your kids while carrying, and visit with the teacher on the sidewalk in front of the school, cocked and locked and concealed, but just cannot go inside. "Premises" means inside the buildings.