The Harrold Independent School District in North Texas has decided that teachers will now be allowed to carry guns to prevent a Columbine or Virginia Tech. Personally, I think this one of the most idiotic ideas I’ve ever heard.
Teachers barely discipline their students as it is because of fear of lawsuits. Do you think one is actually going to open fire in a crowded classroom and risk hitting an innocent? I seriously doubt it.
The flip side to that argument is what if there is a gunman and a shootout ensues and an innocent is struck by a teacher’s bullet? The school is a no win situation either way. Not to mention what if a student steals a teacher’s gun and uses it in a school shooting.
What if you have one of those child touching teachers we keep hearing about. This just gives them one more option of coercion.
I think the negatives greatly outweigh the positives. As a matter of fact, I can’t even think of one positive.