Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The Harrold ISD in North Texas has allowed teachers to carry guns in the classroom since 2008
Texas School District Allows Teachers to Carry Guns in Classrooms
There's a lot of talk about how to deal with incidents like the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Newtown Connecticut, and one being floated by conservatives is the idea of arming school teachers and administrators.
That's not a far out idea. The Harrold ISD in North Texas has allowed teachers to carry guns in the classroom since 2008, according to principal David Thweatt.
"If you are unarmed, these people are going into those areas where they know people will not be able to resist," Thweatt told 1200 WOAI news.
He says the Harrold ISD, which is west of Wichita Falls, is in a rural area where there is 'no way' that law enforcement would be able to arrive in time to deal with an emergency.
He says the process of allowing teachers to carry guns in school is a complicated one.
"First, they have to have a concealed handgun license," Thweatt said. "Then that individual is approved by our school board to carry on our campus, then there is additional training, and then they have to use what is called 'frangible' ammunition, which is ammunition which breaks apart when it hits a hard object."
He says teachers do now wear their guns visibly in the classroom, and most leave the guns in their desk, out of sight of the students. He says in the four years it has been allowed, there have been no incidents relating to the practice.
(This is an excellent idea. Allows Teachers to Carry Guns in Classrooms to protect the children and themselves!
GUN FREE ZONES only allow the criminal to know where he can kill at will. How STUPID is this!
I say ban gun free zones that only inform the criminal you are defenseless.
Principal David Tweatt knows how to protect his teachers and students.) Story Reports