CDZ A thought on armed teachers - how we could make it work

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    My wife is a public school teacher - 21 years in

    one of her co-workers is retired military, Air Force Major

    my thought - EVERY public school should have one ex military officer for every 100 - 150 kids enrolled

    these teachers would be specially licensed to carry a firearm at the school

    this would be in addition to the SRO (School Resource Officer) & would provide backup and added protection; the SRO would be the "point man" and be "in charge" in an emergency situation

    so - a school with 500 students would have an SRO (real police officer) and FIVE trained and armed teachers for protection and emergency situations - for a total of 6 people trained and armed to secure the school

    these ex military teachers (could also be retired police, or similar field) would receive an additional $5,000 - $10,000 per year for their added responsibility (that works out to $250 - $500 a month in pay - seems fair) and would be responsible to attend training and anti terrorism instructions at least once a quarter - all of them get together and run training exorcises and study and practice best hiding places for students; best modes of exit, etc)

    I could easily see a state like Alabama or Louisiana piloting and testing a system like this & I also think it would work - IE reduce the number of shootings/incidents; because the knowledge of the added security would serve as a deterrent - would make schools less of a soft target

    many schools already have ex military on staff that could already participate

    what do y'all think of that?
     
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    Very interesting to say the least. Why do you see Alabama or Louisiana as easy testing grounds for said program?
     
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    That would be good jobs for military retirees.
    Or they could just have an armed guard for every couple hundred students.
     
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    I can't see any value in it all. Stop worrying about all the control freak bullshit and just let the teachers who want to carry, carry. Problem solved. Not one of these retarded lib freaks has came with anything that will stop it except the tired and worn out taking more guns away from people who had nothing to do with it.
     
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    I like it! I like the idea of all teachers taking CCW lessons.
     
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    Take a deep breath there, Mike. You will feel better soon.
     
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    So when teachers have to spend money out of their own pocket at virtually EVERY school, so the kids will have what they need, the answer is "No!". But when it comes to spending lots of money to arm teachers for a relatively rare occurrance, somehow the money is there?

    Will these retired military "teachers" be able to teach? People spend years learning to do it, and the test scores are still slipping. People with no experience will be able to do the job?
     
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    We spend a lot on education. Where is the money going?
     
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    Two states that I think would be receptive to the idea and be easier to pass this and test the idea

    Texas already allows this on a smaller scale, but not as a matter of actual policy
     
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    That's why regular teachers should have a gun and CCW allowance. :rolleyes:
     
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