A tiny Texas school district will allow teachers and staff members to carry concealed firearms to protect against school shootings, provided the gun-toting employees follow certain requirements.
The small community of Harrold in north Texas is a 30-minute drive from the Wilbarger County Sheriff’s Office, leaving students and teachers without protection, said David Thweatt, superintendent of the Harrold Independent School District. The lone campus of the 110-student district sits near a heavily traveled highway, which could make it a target, he argued.
“When the federal government started making schools gun-free zones, that’s when all of these shootings started. Why would you put it out there that a group of people can’t defend themselves? That’s like saying ‘sic ‘em’ to a dog,” Thweatt said in a story published Friday on the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Web site.
Damn straight, Bubba!!! Ain’t no commie psycho’s gonna mess with Texas!
Imagine you’re in History class, dozing off as Mr. Gagliano yaps on about Ghandi and the British East India Company. But while he scratches away at the chalkboard, he’s got a shiny 57 magnum resting in his desk. Just in case.
Would you be OK with your teacher keeping a gun in the classroom? Wisconsin state Congressman Frank Lasee is.
In response to recent school violence, he introduced a bill into his state legislature allowing school officials to carry concealed weapons on school grounds.
His plan looks likely to fail before becoming law, but so begins the flood of proposals that inevitably follows any wave of school violence.
The above quote dates to October, 2006. Now, I know many of you hate to be informed of things that are more than 24 hours old, but I thought it appropriate that it is not really fair to say “Texans = Morons” … unless we add “Wisconsinites … you’all elected a moron to your state house!
Trustees approved the policy change last year, and it takes effect when classes begin this month. For employees to carry a pistol, they must have a Texas license to carry a concealed handgun, must be authorized to carry by the district, must receive training in crisis management and hostile situations and must use ammunition designed to minimize the risk of ricocheting bullets.
Well, hell, every single soul in Texas got that shit! Yehaw!!!!!
It isn’t clear how many of the 50 or so teachers and staff members will be armed this fall, because Thweatt did not disclose that information, to keep it from students or potential attackers.
(story at CNN … hattip Lou)
11,127, you fuckers.