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1. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Saw this article this afternoon... What are these people thinking??

Texas school district to let teachers carry guns

2. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 8y

Bizarre to say the least.

Still, it'll make it easier to discpline the kids.

3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3742 posts) 8y

that's ridiculous! not the way to tackle the issue of gun crime in america. If I was a parent of children at that school I would be very concerned!

4. Posted by Hien (Travel Guru 3906 posts) 8y

Yeah, read that piece of news earlier. Fighting fire with fire? What a great idea!

5. Posted by Wonkerer (Respected Member 592 posts) 8y

What can I say, but that this does not surprise me at all. It is Texas after all Read a quote the other day that speaks to me: "If I owned Texas and Hell, I'd live in Hell and rent out Texas."

[ Edit: Edited on Aug 15, 2008, at 7:19 PM by Wonkerer ]

6. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

I don't know what's scarier--that the board approved it or no parents objected.

Whether they carry a gun or not, teachers are simply not trained to deal with "a lock-down situation" where some machine-gun-weilding psycho bursts into the school. Unfortunately, they'll probably juts make the situation a lot worse.

7. Posted by Hien (Travel Guru 3906 posts) 8y

Students in that school will probably carry guns too, to protect themselves from the teachers.

8. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 8y

It's America, the students probably already are carrying guns.

9. Posted by chayisun (Budding Member 163 posts) 8y

Yea, well, those kids in kindergarten can be a handful....Now, if they see that teacher's got a gun.....

As for the kids in grade eight...They'd probably shoot first, this being Texas and all.....

10. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 768 posts) 8y

I don't know where to start!!! What a f**ked up place Texas must be. Why don't they just be done with it and kill all kids first and then there is no way one of them will be able to shoot a teacher. What is it with peoples mentality who think "well if I don't have a gun how am I gunna shoot him?". It is just beyond the realms of common sense to start "tooling up" teachers. So now an angry kid who has troubles at home will come into school, and instead of verbally abusing a teacher, they will have to bring a gun in to shoot the critter otherwise he will be thinking that he will be shot first by the gun toting maths master.