Armed Guards Or Armed School Teachers

Armed Guards Or Armed School Teachers

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George

Grundy, VA

#1 Dec 20, 2012
Do you think school teachers should be armed with a pistol or place an armed guard with an assault rifle at every entrance to the school. I think the children would be safer with the armed guard with an assault rifle. If a maniac shows up to massacre the little children that is the kind of gun he will probable have on him.
kmcc co

Grundy, VA

#2 Dec 20, 2012
bullsht, even a correctional officer is not allowed a gun working inside a prison with the murderers etc.
Maybe

Grundy, VA

#3 Dec 20, 2012
Maybe they should have towers at the schools like they do at the prison with the guards armed like the guards in the prison towers are armed .
Common sense

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#4 Dec 20, 2012
I say arm the teachers. They don't need an assualt rifle just because most shooters have one.The teacher (or armed guard) would not be trying to mow down as many people as they can as fast as they can like a mass shooter would. The teacher or guard would need a more accurate weapon as their intent is to take down only one person, the shooter. There are also ammo options that have a lower incedence of ricochet as the weapon may be fired in concrete hallways or classrooms.Stop and think,the shooter at Sandy Hook didn't off himself till he heard sirens. How long does it take to get a cop when you call for one in this county? How many people could a shooter kill in that time? ARM THE TEACHERS!!
momma

Saint Paul, VA

#5 Dec 21, 2012
I understand where you are coming from "common sense" but then who is to blame when a small child shoots himself or a classmate because a careless teacher doesnt lock the drawer? There is too much risk. I say we have all these veterans who ar jobless or barely surviving who are very well trained to handle any of these issues. Post one at every entrance of the schools, armed of course. So many who would love the feeling of importance, especially protecting children. I think there would be so many vets apply for the job they wouldnt know what to do with them all. We (the USA) trained these men and woman, let the protect our most valueable asset.
Rockefeller

New Hope, VA

#6 Dec 21, 2012
Who among you is willing to pay the teachers for taking such a risk? It seems that society expects so much from teachers with so little offered for their service.

“By the grace of god, I roam...”

Since: Feb 08

RVA

#7 Dec 21, 2012
Rockefeller wrote:
Who among you is willing to pay the teachers for taking such a risk? It seems that society expects so much from teachers with so little offered for their service.
Precisely this. I expect there's significant overlap between the groups of people who want to dissolve teachers' unions and cut jobs and pay for public schools, and the people who now want teachers to be essentially armed and trained police officers in addition to what they already do.
common sense

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#8 Dec 21, 2012
momma wrote:
I understand where you are coming from "common sense" but then who is to blame when a small child shoots himself or a classmate because a careless teacher doesnt lock the drawer? There is too much risk. I say we have all these veterans who ar jobless or barely surviving who are very well trained to handle any of these issues. Post one at every entrance of the schools, armed of course. So many who would love the feeling of importance, especially protecting children. I think there would be so many vets apply for the job they wouldnt know what to do with them all. We (the USA) trained these men and woman, let the protect our most valueable asset.
There isn't even enough money to hire enough teachers in our school budget. How many good teachers were let go at the beginning of this school year. There isn't enough money for each child to have his/ her own textbook to bring home.They use a "classroom set" of textbooks.Where will the money come from to pay for armed guards?
The school system in Texas requires that the teachers keep the gun on their person at all times. A holster works for the teacher just the same as it does the cops.They also ask for teachers to volenteer to be armed and trained,no one is forced to do it.The guns and ammo is issued by the school district.If our teachers are responsible enoough to be trusted with our kids then I think they can handle this.
common sense

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#9 Dec 21, 2012
Rockefeller wrote:
Who among you is willing to pay the teachers for taking such a risk? It seems that society expects so much from teachers with so little offered for their service.
Our teachers are already at risk.How many have died in these school shootings? Go ask the families of these dead teachers if their loved one was at risk. The way things are now our teachers and our kids are nothing more than defenseless sitting ducks with a "gun free zone" sign out front that is nothing more than an invitation to a coward with a gun.Which "sign" would be more likely to deter one of these shooters, "gun free zone", or Staff heavily armed and trained, will use deadly force to protect children? Think about it.
common sense

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#10 Dec 22, 2012
to the churches wrote:
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Precisely this. I expect there's significant overlap between the groups of people who want to dissolve teachers' unions and cut jobs and pay for public schools, and the people who now want teachers to be essentially armed and trained police officers in addition to what they already do.
I think alot of teachers would like to be able to protect themselves and the children.If you were at risk of being attacked by a nut case with an assault rifle wouldn't you rather be armed? I know I would. Please don't kill us just doesn't seem to be working.
common sense

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#11 Dec 22, 2012
kmcc co wrote:
bullsht, even a correctional officer is not allowed a gun working inside a prison with the murderers etc.
Not too many shooters going into prisons to kill. Just sayin'. They seem to love going into schools where no weapons are allowed,and the shooter doesn't seem to mind the fact that he's breaking the law.

“By the grace of god, I roam...”

Since: Feb 08

RVA

#12 Dec 22, 2012
common sense wrote:
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I think alot of teachers would like to be able to protect themselves and the children.If you were at risk of being attacked by a nut case with an assault rifle wouldn't you rather be armed? I know I would. Please don't kill us just doesn't seem to be working.
That doesn't answer the question. Do you really expects elementary school teachers to take on the responsibility—and the liability—of being armed on the job without offering them some kind of pay incentive? If the "but it's for the greater good" argument worked, every police department in America would be staffed with well-intentioned volunteers instead of professionals. I really doubt "a lot" of teachers want anything to do with guns in their classrooms, and to do it gratis as a community service when their jobs and their pay and their benefits have already been slashed is asking a whole lot more than you seem to think it is.
fresh idea

Grundy, VA

#13 Dec 22, 2012
Common sense wrote:
I say arm the teachers. They don't need an assualt rifle just because most shooters have one.The teacher (or armed guard) would not be trying to mow down as many people as they can as fast as they can like a mass shooter would. The teacher or guard would need a more accurate weapon as their intent is to take down only one person, the shooter. There are also ammo options that have a lower incedence of ricochet as the weapon may be fired in concrete hallways or classrooms.Stop and think,the shooter at Sandy Hook didn't off himself till he heard sirens. How long does it take to get a cop when you call for one in this county? How many people could a shooter kill in that time? ARM THE TEACHERS!!
Hire someone that is already trained in the proper and safe use of fire arms, one at every school.
Exactly

Grundy, VA

#14 Dec 22, 2012
That is exactly what I heard Obama suggesting Friday. He didn't say one but he did say we hire people that are already trained like ex police officers and veterans etc. We have plenty of them that need jobs right now. We need to get this done now were his words.
just wondering

Pikeville, KY

#15 Dec 22, 2012
i thought that we had school resource officers.
Wrong

Grundy, VA

#16 Dec 22, 2012
Well it was just a thought because we all don't.
momma

Grundy, VA

#17 Dec 22, 2012
Funding is always going to be a problem. These are our children. The money shouldnt be an issue. There are ways to fund anything if enough thought is put into it. We do have resource officers here, one per school. There are times I am sure that they are called away from the school. I respect these men and woman but honestly there should be 3-4 depending on the size of the school. Most areas dont even have that much though. I am not a supporter of Obama, but if he supports this than we actually agree on something for once.
wondering to

New Hope, VA

#18 Dec 23, 2012
like just wondering stated I thought that most schools in these parts ie: tazewell, buchana, mc dowell, mingo, and pike counties all ready used active on duty or off duty police officer at their schools?
Keeping my rights

Gloucester, VA

#19 Dec 23, 2012
Arm all the students!
Arm em

Grundy, VA

#20 Dec 23, 2012
i think the staff at all schools should be allowed to arm themselves. would go in to a school to maim, or kill if you knew they had guns? i dont think so,.,they chose school cause they know there is no weapons.. an easy targets.. arm ALL he STAFF

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