Armed Teachers in Rolla School?

Armed Teachers in Rolla School?

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Siggy Sauer

Saint Robert, MO

#1 Dec 19, 2012
Would Rolla citizens support an initiative for the school board to present a hearing to allow selected trained faculty the OPTION to carry or store a weapon within the school buildings.

Would you support guns in Rolla schools for protection?
Or is this a crazy idea?
Larry

United States

#2 Dec 19, 2012
I support the idea. But limited. special.classes needed etc.
Sam

Rolla, MO

#3 Dec 19, 2012
NO,to many CrAzY teachers that is just a accident waiting to happen.
Lenny the Jimmy

Rolla, MO

#4 Dec 19, 2012
What happens when the teacher snaps?
Or if somehow someone misplaces the gun or forget or something and it falls in the wrong hands?
Not smart.
Maybe make it harder to get in the buildings.
The doors to the high school are always unlocked, you can just walk right in..
Siggy Sauer

Saint Robert, MO

#5 Dec 19, 2012
Crazy teachers?!?! When did the school district begin hiring crazy teachers? So we cannot trust teachers with handling (storing) a weapon correctly, but we can trust him/her to be around our children for 6 hours a day.

I do support making it harder to get into the school buildings, a single passageway for visitors. Afterall, movie theatres have figured that out. But shouldn't there be a set of redundant security measures?

“I'm right”

Since: Oct 12

Rolla, MO

#6 Dec 19, 2012
Just put a couple in a safe in the principals office. These guys usually off themselves at the first sign on a gun.
Sam

Rolla, MO

#7 Dec 19, 2012
Rolla schools has drunks and drug users has teachers and several have other personal problems,drug test (Hair test)the teachers then its a maybe.
lol

United States

#8 Dec 19, 2012
Hell no too many hateful teacher I wouldn't want my son are daughter go to school if they do
scott w

Ballwin, MO

#9 Dec 19, 2012
It is already implemented in a cpl school districts in Texas!! I would totally back this idea. With the proper background chk and training what would be the prob?? After all, we do intrust these teacher with our children 7 hrs a day so why not let them protect them as well??
Cody96

Waynesville, MO

#10 Dec 19, 2012
I thnk it wld be OK. I got nothing 2 fear. Many of the teachers go hunting and know howto handle a gun safely. They are teachers, not idiots (most-lol)
Thomas Magnum

Salem, MO

#11 Dec 19, 2012
Cody96 wrote:
I thnk it wld be OK. I got nothing 2 fear. Many of the teachers go hunting and know howto handle a gun safely. They are teachers, not idiots (most-lol)
Hire my friend Richie Skyles to patrol the schools.
Lenny the Jimmy

Rolla, MO

#12 Dec 19, 2012
scott w wrote:
It is already implemented in a cpl school districts in Texas!! I would totally back this idea. With the proper background chk and training what would be the prob?? After all, we do intrust these teacher with our children 7 hrs a day so why not let them protect them as well??
Yeah you send them 7 hours a day to a person.. A person with a gun is a bit different.
The Texas thing was from like 2006/2008 that got posted and went around.
Try again.
Watch Dog

Independence, MO

#13 Dec 19, 2012
I think it would be a good idea.The schools are still unlocked, so at least some one would be trying to keep the students and staff safe, dont look like the schools are.
Teacher

Rolla, MO

#14 Dec 19, 2012
I'm a teacher in the Rolla Public School District and I can't think of a WORSE idea than to arm the teachers with guns. We spent many years in college preparing for our profession, but no time learning how to shoot a maniac firing a gun in a classroom full of running, screaming, panicking children during a shooting rampage. Introducing more guns to the mix will not solve the problem. Tighter security at the front door is the only reasonable solution.
Another POV

Jefferson City, MO

#15 Dec 19, 2012
Teacher wrote:
I'm a teacher in the Rolla Public School District and I can't think of a WORSE idea than to arm the teachers with guns. We spent many years in college preparing for our profession, but no time learning how to shoot a maniac firing a gun in a classroom full of running, screaming, panicking children during a shooting rampage. Introducing more guns to the mix will not solve the problem. Tighter security at the front door is the only reasonable solution.
Thanks for bringing some good objective common sense to the discussion. I can't imagine interviewing teacher candidates for their willingness and skill in shooting intruders. Stop the gun carriers at the limited access entrance to the school.

“I'm right”

Since: Oct 12

Rolla, MO

#16 Dec 19, 2012
Just put them in the office in a safe. Why give them to teachers? That's just asking for trouble when one decides to lay one out on their desk and forgets about it.
vidaguy

United States

#17 Dec 19, 2012
I totally agree with teacher. That is the ONLY solution!!! Way more safe to have a guard, maybe in a separate small structure close to front entrance. With a good security camera system he can watch. It could be made possible pretty reasonable. They do have the rti guys that can build things.
At home

Jefferson City, MO

#18 Dec 19, 2012
How many of us would defend our houses with a gun?

The idea of huddling in a corner hoping for police to show up doesn't always work. Most of us wouldn't do that to protect ourselves at home. Why should we do any different at school? Let them volunteer and train them if they want the option.

My View: There's a strong case for guns rights in schools
http://schoolsofthought.blogs.cnn.com/2012/12...
Sam

Rolla, MO

#19 Dec 19, 2012
Guns and kids do not mix,it dosent matter what you say..If there is a gun around its just a matter of time till something happens
Siggy Sauer

Saint Robert, MO

#20 Dec 20, 2012
Guns and kids don't mix? I give Missouri youth more credit than that since half the students end up hunting or plinking with the parents and brothers. Besides-these guns would be locked in an area where stuff is secure. How often are computers stolen [it happens but rarely]? And we leave dozens of those just laying around-so a gun can be secured correctly when around children. How often do students steal keys and take a teachers car [never], because the key is kept close to the teacher.

TV news article reports majority of Missouri state legislators are voting to allow districts to allow concealed carry.

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