Texas school district OKs pistols for teachers, staff

Harrold Independent School District approved a district policy change last October so employees can carry concealed firearms to deter and protect against school shootings. The teachers must have a Texas license to carry a concealed handgun, must receive training in crisis management and hostile situations and have to use ammunition that is designed to minimize the risk of ricochet in school halls. What good is all this training when all a kid has to do is get into the teacher’s purse when she is not looking and then get payback for the jocks calling him a freak? Students can be as charming as Valentino but as deadly as a viper. Students are children; children who are still maturing. Some are very emotionally immature. Just as a two-year-old cannot contain his rage upon being denied anything, neither can some picked-on kid who thinks the entire world hates him and is talking about him and mocking him. Fighting siblings often yell, “I hate you!” to the object of their loathing, then after a while, calm down and are best friends again with their loving brother or sister. How many brothers have killed the other in a moment of uncontrolled rage? How much easier for a student who feels that the whole class is laughing at him and his payback is right there in the teacher’s desk drawer or up in the closet? It is sad that someone is going to have to lose their life or possibly be critically injured before somebody realizes that guns in a classroom is a can of worms that did not need to be opened.

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3 Responses to Texas school district OKs pistols for teachers, staff

  1. pobept says:

    I think this event is receiving much more media exposure than it deserves.
    I drought that every educator will run out an purchase a 14 shot 9mm to carry to school simply because a school board has allowed them to arm them selfs.

  2. Shelley says:

    Ignoramus, it is called “concealed carry”
    for a reason.
    the gun is on your person, concealed till
    needed.
    it’s not in a desk or in a purse or backpack.
    It is physically on the licensed to
    carry permit holder.

  3. islandprincess15 says:

    Teachers are not going to be “packing heat”. They are going to get tired of it and put it in their purse or in their closet. Sure, macho gung-ho law enforcement teachers are going to love walking around packing metal, but what if they are breaking up a fight and one of the enraged teenagers gets a hold of the gun? What if the gun disappears during the teacher’s conference period while the teacher went home?

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