Then be glad you weren't one of the teachers in Sandy Hook. Or pray that you're not teaching at whatever school is next in line for something like this. Because it WILL happen again. And it will KEEP happening until school security is designed to actively keep students and teachers safe, rather than using the "hope and pray" method. :p
Originally Posted by ESG
Why? And if there were, don't you think someone would have come up with it by now?
There has got to be another solution than to say "You are safe nowhere. We all need weapons. Including your teachers. Now, let me adjust my glock before we start our partner reading."
So, the safety of your students and your fellow staff members isn't important to you?
As a teacher, I would not be willing to carry a gun, nor would I want any of my co-workers to carry a gun.
There has got to be a better solution.
No one said that. And there are gun control laws in place that dictate who may and may not legally carry. And since the criminals/criminally insane don't give a rat's patoot about the laws, isn't it prudent to make sure that you are at least as safe as you can be? And not at the mercy of someone off their meds or with intent to do you harm?
Think seriously -- how many situations have you been in where you've wondered how someone was allowed to have a driver's license? Or your coworker has proved their idiocy for the 20th time... that day? You think arming all of these people, allowing them and encouraging them to walk around with a loaded gun is the best bet?
Well, if being alive is a benefit, I'd say yes, it's a damned good idea to arm teachers. And any other staff that wish to carry. And maybe some of those teachers could teach their students about the responsibility of carrying a weapon at the same time. Win, win, win, from what I see.
At the end of the day, we aren't going to agree, but I would really like everyone to think carefully before suggesting that arming everyone in a school is a safe idea, or would benefit our students in the long run.
Then I feel sorry for you, because you've already given up. And the bad folks have won. What a nice lesson for your students. :rolleyes:
Additionally, after some of the comments I've read in this thread and beyond today, I'd like to make the following announcement.
The funeral for My Hope for the Future will be held today, 12/15/12, at 7:00. Also involved in the incident was My Belief in Humanity and Optimism. All are survived by A Prayer for Logical Thinking. Red thumbs can be given in lieu of flowers.