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  • I'm a Jersey kid. I can't vote. Here's what you can do about gun violence

    03/24/2018 6:11:01 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 64 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | March 23, 2018 | Zachery Dougherty
    Kids are typically expected to take a back seat when it comes to national politics and policy, but with what's going on right now that cannot happen any longer. I'm 16 years old, I'm a junior high school student, I cannot vote. That does not mean I can't do anything. It's time for students, everywhere, across the country, whether you're in a blue state or red state, to get involved, to speak up in your own local communities. It's time that students have this conversation at the dinner table with their parents and let them know that enough is enough!
  • Trump scrapping Obama-era rule that turned schools into ‘war zones’

    03/24/2018 3:31:26 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 53 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 24, 2018 | Paul Sperry
    The Trump administration plans this summer to scrap a controversial Obama-era discipline rule forced on schools to close racial gaps in suspensions and arrests but that critics say pressures educators to turn a blind eye to escalating bad behavior. The federal directive, issued jointly in 2014 by the US departments of Education and Justice, warned public school districts receiving federal funding — including New York City — that they could face investigation and funding cuts if they fail to reduce statistical “disparities” in discipline by race. On average, the administration noted, black students are suspended at three times the rate...
  • Stop Disarming Willing Teachers

    03/19/2018 5:04:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 15 March, 2018 | Jeff Knox
    Disarming willing and qualified teachers and other school staff is stupid. There has been a lot of talk about “arming teachers” recently, but that's really never been the issue. The real issue is about disarming teachers who would like to be carrying. Like any other controversial subject, any discussion of school safety must begin with some agreement on basic facts and mutual understanding of terms and definitions.We can't come to a consensus on solutions if we can't agree on what the words we are saying actually mean. When gun owners and politicians talk about “arming teachers,” we are not...
  • Charlize Theron: The idea of arming teachers is ‘outrageous’

    03/17/2018 9:41:16 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 93 replies
    NY Post Page Six ^ | March 17, 2018
    <p>DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Actress Charlize Theron says the idea of arming teachers after recent U.S. school shootings or “adding more guns” to the situation is “so outrageous.”</p> <p>The South African says: “I have a very personal experience with gun violence. I lost my father to gun violence.”</p>
  • WH Unveils Proposals To 'Harden' Schools In Wake Of Fla. Shooting

    03/12/2018 3:28:36 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/11/17 | Brett Samuels
    The Trump administration on Sunday unveiled a series of proposals on school safety and gun restrictions in the wake of the recent shooting in Florida, including a push for states to provide firearms training for school staff members. White House officials said the administration will establish a federal commission to assess how to best address gun violence in schools, though it will not propose any legislation of its own. The administration will also not push for universal background checks or an increase in the age requirement to purchase a rifle. Instead, as part of an effort to "harden" American schools,...
  • Justice puts a bow on the WV teacher pay raise bill

    03/06/2018 3:35:05 PM PST · by buckalfa · 17 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | March 6, 2018 | Jeff Jenkins
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A week ago today, Gov. Jim Justice announced a proposed settlement to West Virginia teachers walkout that barely lasted the evening. Today, Justice received cheers as he signed the bill that will lead to an average 5 percent pay increase for educators. The agreement worked out with legislators also applies an average 5 percent pay increase to other state employees. Schools were expected to open again on Wednesday, bringing to an end a statewide strike that caused classes to be empty for nine days straight. “We have to move away from the idea that education is a...
  • Georgia Teacher in Custody After Gun Incident at School

    02/28/2018 1:12:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush ^ | February 28, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This from, it was breaking news an hour ago, I’ve been sitting on it here, ’cause I just made a judgment. Here’s the headline: “Teacher in Custody After Georgia Police Respond to Report of Shots Fired — A teacher was arrested after police responded to reports of shots fired at a high school in Georgia. The Dalton Police Department tweeted at about 12:30 p.m. that a subject, believed to be a teacher, was barricaded in a classroom at Dalton High School. No children were hurt or in danger, police said.” Wait. Update: The teacher is in custody. Dalton,...
  • Cops: Teacher in custody after barricading self in classroom with gun

    02/28/2018 12:02:38 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    cbs ^ | Feb 28, 2018
    DALTON, Ga. -- A teacher is in custody after police say he barricaded himself inside a classroom at a high school in northwest Georgia Wednesday, police say. Police responded to the report of shot or shots fired at Dalton High School in Dalton and reported via Twitter that a person, believed to be a teacher, was barricaded inside. A Dalton police spokesperson told CBS News the teacher had a gun. CBS affiliate WDEF reports the situation began around 11:30 a.m. when the teacher blocked students from entering his class. When the principal tried to unlock the door, they heard a...
  • Here's a List of School Districts That Already Allow Teachers to Be Armed

    02/26/2018 3:18:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | February 26, 2018 | Kattie Pavlich
    In the aftermath of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, President Trump has repeatedly proposed hardening schools by allowing teachers to carry firearms in their classrooms. This doesn't mean teachers would be forced to do so, but those willing to go through training and take on the responsibility should have the option. The proposal has been met with praise and criticism from many, but it should be noted this isn't a new or alien concept. School districts around the country already have polices allowing teachers to carry firearms, enabling them to combat a violent threat should one show up on...
  • Gun Training For Teachers Sold Out In Ohio

    02/25/2018 8:50:19 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 26 replies ^ | February 25th, 2018
    An Ohio sheriff said hundreds of local school employees signed up for a class to receive training on how to use a firearm in the aftermath of a high school shooting in Florida that left 17 people dead. “We put it online, we thought we’d get 20 school teachers maybe. Within 20 minutes we had 40. Within an hour we had 100. Within four hours we had 200. By the next morning, at 300, we cut it off,” Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said on “Fox & Friends.” There are currently only a few schools in the state that allow...
  • Who is Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel?

    02/25/2018 4:42:59 PM PST · by george76 · 40 replies
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | 2/24/2018 | Phillip Valys
    Israel has historically been vocal concerning gun violence, opposing open-carry legislation and one law that would allow concealed weapons on campuses. He began implementing body cameras for his deputies in 2016. This week, Israel announced that deputies guarding Broward County Schools will now carry rifle, including AR-15s... a police officer assigned to Stoneman Douglas resigned after failing to enter the Parkland school as a gunman opened fire and killed 17 students and faculty. Israel said Deputy Scot Peterson should have “went in. Addressed the killer. Killed the killer.” The sheriff placed two other deputies under investigation for their handling of...
  • Gun Training Classes for Ohio Teachers SELL OUT After Hundreds Sign Up

    02/25/2018 3:42:10 PM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | February 25, 2018 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Ohio teachers are flocking to a gun training class being offered by an Ohio Sheriff’s department. Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones told Fox & Friends that when they decided to offer the firearm training class to teachers they expected maybe 20 educators to sign up — instead there were hundreds. “We put it online, we thought we’d get 20 school teachers maybe. Within 20 minutes we had 40. Within an hour we had 100. Within four hours we had 200. By the next morning, at 300, we cut it off,” Jones said. The class was open to teachers as well...
  • Teachers are already armed in some Missouri schools

    02/25/2018 12:51:40 PM PST · by conservative98 · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 24, 2018 | Michael Hechtman
    President Trump’s plan to arm selected teachers has already been in effect for years in several Missouri school districts, it was reported Saturday. Aaron Sydow, superintendent of a district in the city of West Plains, told USA Today that it’s “sad that it’s come to this” but necessary. Teachers interested in carrying concealed weapons go through 40 hours of training — which also includes a psychiatric evaluation. Those who pass must also undergo 24 hours of training every year.
  • Rick Scott rejects Trump’s pitch to arm teachers

    02/25/2018 11:27:55 AM PST · by conservative98 · 54 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 25, 2018 | Marisa Schultz
    WASHINGTON – Florida Gov. Rick Scott Sunday rejected a plan pitched by President Trump to arm certain teachers with guns as a solution to stop mass shootings. “I disagree with him,” Scott, a Republican, told Fox News Sunday. “I believe you’ve got to focus on the people that are well-trained in law enforcement, that are trained to do this. I want to make sure we have significant law enforcement presence (at schools) on top of hardening the schools with metal detectors and bullet proof glass, better perimeter fencing.” “I want our teachers to teach and our law enforcement officers to...
  • Former Air Marshal: Arming Pilots Post-9/11 Worked, So Will Arming Teachers

    02/24/2018 8:33:48 AM PST · by Cheerio · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Feb 2018 | Robert Kraychik
    Proposals to arm teachers and other staffers to better secure schools against mass shooters are worthwhile, just as arming pilots was following 9/11, said Chad Robichaux on Thursday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight in an interview with hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak. Robichaux is a former Special Agent with the U.S. Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS). His work with the FAMS included the development and implementation of the Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) program — including training the first wave of armed pilots following 9/11 — after the Islamic terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, which screened, trained,...
  • Police Chief Says Some Detroit Teachers Should Be Armed

    02/23/2018 4:11:48 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    WWJ ^ | February 23, 2018 | Greg Bowman
    In the wake of this month’s school shooting in Parkland, Fla., Detroit Police Chief James Craig said he is open to the idea of some teachers being armed with guns in classrooms. “Certainly, there should be a very thorough vetting process,” ... “When I talk about vetting, I mean someone who is trained, someone who is responsible, the rigors associated with someone in a school environment. It could be an ex-military, ex-police officer; some of those folks are teachers, as an example.” Craig likened the vetting process to that of airlines following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, in that...
  • In #ArmMeWith movement, teachers ask to be armed -- but not with guns

    02/23/2018 1:31:57 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 59 replies
    CNN ^ | February 23, 2018 | Amanda Morris
    Teachers have taken to social media in the midst of a gun control debate following the Parkland, Florida, school shooting to push for an increase in classroom resources -- not the ability to carry guns in school. Earlier this week, President Donald Trump suggested that some teachers be armed, calling it a "great deterrent" to mass shootings on campus. Using the hashtag #ArmMeWith, teachers are proposing other resources they would rather be armed with, such as more funding, additional school counselors and smaller class sizes. Olivia Bertels, a middle school English teacher in Kansas, and Brittany Wheaton, an English teacher...
  • More Colorado school staff registering for gun training

    02/22/2018 1:34:58 PM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    KRDO News ^ | Feb 15, 2018 | Scott Harrison
    Laura Carno, executive director of FASTER Colorado, who helped organize the first statewide training class last summer in Weld County, for school personnel... 48 people have registered for two three-day classes scheduled to be held in Adams County in June. There were 17 people at the debut class last year. "Dozens of school districts in Colorado already have authorized school staff to carry concealed (weapons), she said. "All we're talking about is having more armed good guys and gals on campuses to deal with (shooting) situations." FASTER, (or Faculty/Administrator Safety Training & Emergency Response), .. provide weapons and medical training....
  • Trump wants teachers to get paid more if they carry a gun

    02/22/2018 12:33:17 PM PST · by conservative98 · 61 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 22, 2018 | 2:26pm | Bob Fredericks
    President Trump on Thursday repeated his call to arm teachers to prevent mass school shootings — saying that as many as 40 percent of a school’s educators could pack heat and get bonuses for their efforts to keep kids safe. “I want certain highly adept people, people who understand weaponry, guns … [and] a concealed [carry] permit” for teachers to carry guns on school property, the president said during a White House sitdown with members of his cabinet, lawmakers and Mayor Christine Hunschofsky of Parkland, Florida. Fourteen students and three staffers were gunned down at a high school there by...
  • Liberal concealed carry versus conservative concealed carry

    02/22/2018 5:31:38 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 5 replies
    News | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Godless liberals conceal carry in order to kill someone who disagrees with them. Conservative concealed carry individuals carry guns to protect people around them no matter what their point of view is. One side has a good value system. The other does not. The proper use of weapons is all about values.