Skip to comments.Teachers, students in one Alabama city told to fight back if facing violent intruder
Posted on 09/03/2012 8:19:50 AM PDT by Daffynition
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. Police have a new method for dealing with armed attackers who get inside school buildings in Tuscaloosa: They're teaching educators and students to fight back.
School systems typically tell workers and students to lock every possible door and hide if an intruder enters a classroom building. But Tuscaloosa schools have started a program with city police in which employees and students are being trained to fight back if necessary.
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“No word if they *allow* teachers/staff to carry”
Wouldn’t hurt my feelings if I could. The only place I don’t have a gun is where I spend most of my time- at work.
“The Tuscaloosa News reported Sunday the training centers on running, throwing things at intruders and restraining them.”
And if the intruder is armed? Why don’t they just get it over with and just tell them to bend over? I saw the AP source and knew it’s another “we don’t need guns to solve our criminal problem” propaganda..
i don’t know about teachers carrying staffs but i knew a few wielded a lethal yardstick
I know carrying is not allowed in most schools...I also know many, many administrators [as if they’d protect anyone but themselves, who carry...it’s a well-know *secret* in dangerous large, urban schools in CT]
I can just imagine the legal implications, if this defense was employed. I envision a teacher with 3’ tall kinders, *ordering* to attack the knees of an lethal intruder...and some of them are hurt/heaven forbid, killed.
Not sure, if I was a teacher/coach of the football team, that I’d want to command my students to attack some nefarious character.
You folks in the south, have a lot more liberties than we, north of the Mason-Dixson.
That’s the way it should be.......for everyone!.
It was regular school. Back when being beaten in school wasn’t only acceptable, but expected.
Why don’t they just add assault weapons to the janitors cleaning supplies?
And we plan to keep them!
My niece from Texas once asked me if I’d ever heard of a mass school shooting in Texas. According to her, many of the teachers there pack.
Just be sure that, if you overcome the threatening individual, you don’t let him leave alive. Otherwise some liberal judge will make sure he’s back on the streets, and he’ll come lookin’ for payback!
The one that I recall was ages ago...in the 60s IIRC, of the Texas tower shootings. That seemed to be when it all *started*.
I am envious of how Texas [and other Southern authorities] treat self-defense with a firearm issues. Not so up here. :(
I can see it now...death by *Crayola.* <<8(
Crikey. I remember the day when every school had a indoor shooting range in the basement.....and once a week *boys* were allowed to bring their .22 long rifles to school for practice/matches. Now, if you even make a *finger=gun*.....you’re expelled.
Gee. If only someone could invent a tool that anyone could master that would stop a killer dead in his tracks before he could force school children to run headlong into the fire of his gun.
Thank you for the very kind and hospitable offer. I doubt if I could survive the first summer with the audacious heat y’all have to endure. I have found in my travels that the men of the south are the most *gentlemanly* of anywhere on this planet and the women most hospitable and charming. :)
As my wife says about the heat, “this is why they invented air conditioning!!!”
For most of three year in High School i was the Brigade Armorer.
I had 40 M1 Garands, about 30 22LTs Mostly Winchester 52Cs and a few Remington 516Ts. Also any thing that came into schools had to stored in the Arms Room. Among the various items I was responsible for were an SKS, a Browning BAR, an M1A1 Thompson and various civilian firearms.
And the rifle range was underneath the Visitors Bleachers, 10 lanes IIRC, 5 on each side.
Our school was usually the St. Louis league champ.
Wow. The parents, teachers, other children must have been terrified all the time.....that danger was so close and potentially hazardous.
I feel like I’m reading a sci-fi fiction novel.