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Texas school district will allow teachers to carry guns
Examiner ^ | 12/17/12 | Jennifer L. Cruz

Posted on 12/17/2012 10:39:55 PM PST by Brandonmark

The Harrold Independent School District in Texas has passed a policy change in an effort to increase safety for its students and staff. According to a report published by Fox News on Saturday, December 15, 2012, the policy will allow teachers and other staff to carry concealed guns.

The school district, which has 110 students ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade, admitted to researching several options for better safety in the school and debated the issue for about a year before the final decision was made.

The policy was changed last October and will go into effect later this month. Teachers who wish to carry pistols will have to abide by certain safety standards which include a current Texas conceal carry license, authorization by the school district, as well as training in crisis management and hostile situations. In addition, they will be required to use ammunition that is specifically designed to reduce the risk of ricochet.

The school will not disclose how many of the 50 teachers will be carrying guns.

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; guns; safety; secondamendment; security

1 posted on 12/17/2012 10:39:59 PM PST by Brandonmark
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To: Brandonmark

Wanna bet THEY never get a rampage.


2 posted on 12/17/2012 10:43:47 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Brandonmark

The only problem I see with this, and I am in favor of it, is that there are some students who believe their lot in life is to try to drive the teacher bonkers.

I knew a woman teacher about 50 years ago, who said in one rough Texas school, on her first day she introduced herself, then picked up a stick of firewood and said..”I know some of you have been rough on the last teacher. If anyone wants to try me let’s do it now!” She never had a problem with anyone in the class.


3 posted on 12/17/2012 10:45:14 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Reopen the mental institutions! Damn the ACLU!)
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To: Brandonmark

Texans, gota love um. If our nation believe and lived as Texans, our country would be safe.


4 posted on 12/17/2012 10:45:30 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

So the teacher says at the start of the first class... “unruly students get shot!”


5 posted on 12/17/2012 10:46:12 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Brandonmark
The school district, which has 110 students ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade

The school will not disclose how many of the 50 teachers will be carrying guns.

Wow, that is just over 2 students to each teacher.

I realize there will be special programs teachers like art, music and gym, but that still seems like a lot of teachers.

But on the subject at hand

Only in Texas could something this practical and sensible happen.

6 posted on 12/17/2012 10:46:49 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

(Heh heh heh)

Seriously the teacher need say nothing. Just bring some of his (or her) targets in and hang them on the front wall.


7 posted on 12/17/2012 10:47:22 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Brandonmark
I had thought they had been doing that for years, and then I click on the article, and duh, its old info that isn’t even current. Perhaps the examiner could be more accurate in their articles.
8 posted on 12/17/2012 10:48:45 PM PST by Theoria (Romney is a Pyrrhic victory.)
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To: Pontiac

Yeah, that might be a trifle over kill.

But that will be a rampage-free school. Count on it.


9 posted on 12/17/2012 10:49:15 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Brandonmark
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10 posted on 12/17/2012 10:50:19 PM PST by MtnMan101
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To: Brandonmark
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11 posted on 12/17/2012 10:51:14 PM PST by MtnMan101
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To: Theoria

Okay, so they have been doing it for a while.

Every time one of these rampage murders happens at some other school, the composition class gives an assignment “Do you think such a rampage could occur here? Why or why not?”


12 posted on 12/17/2012 10:51:52 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

on her first day she introduced herself, then picked up a stick of firewood and said..
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Like the retired Marine that had back surgery that required a lightweigh plastic upper body cast.
He showed up for school. and had a mixed crowd of older teen age boys.
He kind of shied around the class (purposely letting his guard down) and someone threw something in his direction.
He acted fidgety, stood up and his tie came out of his jacket.
He was trying to discipline the class and correct his unruly tie when he reached down, picked up a large stapler, and proceeded to staple his tie to his chest.

Nary a peep the rest of the year.


13 posted on 12/17/2012 10:52:03 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: xrmusn

tough guy lol “I EAT PAIN FOR BREAKFAST”


14 posted on 12/17/2012 10:53:45 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Brandonmark

15 posted on 12/17/2012 10:58:51 PM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority!)
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To: Theoria

You’re right. And in the article it says “According to a report published by Fox News on Saturday, December 15, 2012”, but if you click on a link you go to an almost identical article dated August 15, 2008. Strange.


16 posted on 12/17/2012 11:01:53 PM PST by norcal joe
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To: HiTech RedNeck

tough guy lol “I EAT PAIN FOR BREAKFAST”
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
USMC MCRD sign:

“Pain is weakness leaving your body”


17 posted on 12/17/2012 11:05:54 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: norcal joe; Theoria
Right you are...followup story:

Harrold ISD Superintendent David Thweatt Defends Teachers Having Concealed Carry On School Campuses [AUDIO]

On the Monday edition of The Chad Hasty Show David Thweatt, superintendent of Harrold ISD, talked with Chad Hasty about teachers with concealed carry on school campuses.

In light of the horrific school shooting that took place at a Connecticut elementary school, Harrold ISD is now attracting attention for its “Guardian Plan,” that permits teachers to concealed carry on campus. Thweatt said that the district had several passive security measures in place, but after several school shooting in Pennsylvania and Virginia Tech, he enacted the plan in October of 2007.

“We implemented this plan, and as far as I’m concerned, this is something that need to happen not just in rural areas school. It needs to happen everywhere because of this awful event that took place and every educator that heard it was just so sad. And I think not just educators, anyone who though about these small children being killed brutally.

Although the plan had its opponents, Thweatt said the argument of “guns and schools don’t mix” is a very poor argument, and that more children die from accidental drowning than by guns. Thweatt also said that the safety of his students is his paramount concern, and any place that is labeled a “Gun Free Zone” is just inviting trouble because it is obvious that they are not protected.

18 posted on 12/17/2012 11:28:45 PM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority!)
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To: Brandonmark

They’ve got 50 teachers for 110 students?


19 posted on 12/17/2012 11:43:25 PM PST by stormer
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To: Brandonmark
Massachusetts is going to give this a try.

I guess they think mass shooters will shoot at the sign.

20 posted on 12/18/2012 12:52:45 AM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: doc1019
Texans, gota love um. If our nation believe and lived as Texans, our country would be safe.

Honestly, this is the very best state in the nation. I say that as a non-native of the Lone Star state but one who made a deliberate decision to upgrade from Pennsylvania to Texas. This is a place where Conservative Christians can associate with kindred spirits. Unions are essentially powerless here and even some of the old-time Democrats in rural areas are more Conservative than Republicans back in the mid-Atlantic region. Sure we have problems such as too many Messkins and other minorities of the liberal persuasion but our sane gun laws and culture along with aggressive enforcement of the death penalty more than makes up for the few shortfalls here. While liberals take glee in mocking Texas, we just enjoy the terrific business climate and good life here in what is is really the most enlightened of these United States.

21 posted on 12/18/2012 1:17:38 AM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Brandonmark

I just read an article about how the Anchorage Alaska school district is teaching the kids to lie down on the floor, to not move and to be silent. To play dead. BTW Anchorage is a very liberal part of Alaska.

Now you head away from there then you get everybody packing, and not just pistols, but still the schools do not have plans for arming the students.

I think its time to do a country wide sickout until the schools provide better security.


22 posted on 12/18/2012 2:46:17 AM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I am an old native Texan and I was in school (50’s to 60’s) EVERY teacher had a paddle and used it regularly.

For some reason I got the paddle more than others. I can’t imagine why but it “adjusted” my attitude on a regular basis.


23 posted on 12/18/2012 5:01:55 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: MtnMan101

What a sad state of affairs!

The Jews in Israel have common sense and the Jews here want to disarm law abiding citizens so the freaks and criminals can have their way with them.

Israel = Lions
American Jews = Mice


24 posted on 12/18/2012 5:08:41 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: re_nortex
Honestly, this is the very best state in the nation.

But don't you find the weather a little overbearing in the summer? I have relatives who relocated there from NJ and they like it but when I see weeks straight of 100 degree plus days I resist their offers to join them.

25 posted on 12/18/2012 6:06:21 AM PST by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: Brandonmark

God Bless Texas


26 posted on 12/18/2012 6:08:37 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: New Jersey Realist
But don't you find the weather a little overbearing in the summer? I have relatives who relocated there from NJ and they like it but when I see weeks straight of 100 degree plus days I resist their offers to join them.

I have lasting memories of long, brutal Pennsylvania winters. So when we do have those streaks of 100+ days, I simply think back to shoveling snow, facing the biting wind and frostbitten fingers. For some reason, 104 degrees doesn't feel so bad! :-)

Actually here in North Texas (the Ft. Worth-Dallas area), summers are probably more bearable then what our Gulf Coast Texas FReepers deal with. The humidity is tolerable here, mitigating the effects of the sometimes soaring mercury. And the past couple of summers with successive days in the hundreds and precious little rain have been outliers. The general trend is for temperatures to remain in the 90s for daytime highs. I'll add that since warm weather is a fact of life, one gets acclimated to it and the region is equipped to handle it with ubiquitous air conditioning.

27 posted on 12/18/2012 8:45:45 AM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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