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Mccoy, CO

#35 Dec 28, 2012
I'm a teacher in Texas and a handgun owner for personal protection in my home. However, I think arming teachers is reckless and ridiculous. We are trained professional in education and curriculum, not using deadly force to stop intruders on campus. The problem needs to be dealt with at the front door of every school in the USA. When you walk into a bank, the first person you see is an armed officer. Don't our kids deserve the same amount of protection? Not to mention the possible scenarios of a teacher actually having to use a firearm in the classroom. What if the shooter is a student who brought a gun to class? Is the teacher supposed to shoot a child? Also, who is going to protect the teacher after such a terrible siuation? I guarantee the first time a teacher has to shoot a child, there will be lawsuits for decades. Is the school district going to back the teacher? probably not and that teacher gets thrown under the bus. The legalities go on and on...what about our annual contracts, are they going to include the use of deadly force to our growing list of responsibilities? There are so many things to consider before we just randomlby armed teachers, but the obvious one is simple. Teachers should teach and law enforcement officers should protect using deadly force.

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