Skip to comments.Texas school district will allow teachers to carry guns
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.
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Wanna bet THEY never get a rampage.
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.
Texans, gota love um. If our nation believe and lived as Texans, our country would be safe.
So the teacher says at the start of the first class... “unruly students get shot!”
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.
(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.
Yeah, that might be a trifle over kill.
But that will be a rampage-free school. Count on it.
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?”
on her first day she introduced herself, then picked up a stick of firewood and said..
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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.
tough guy lol “I EAT PAIN FOR BREAKFAST”
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.
tough guy lol I EAT PAIN FOR BREAKFAST
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USMC MCRD sign:
“Pain is weakness leaving your body”
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 Im 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 dont 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.
They’ve got 50 teachers for 110 students?
I guess they think mass shooters will shoot at the sign.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
God Bless Texas
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.
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