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    HARROLD, Texas (AP) -- A tiny Texas school district will allow teachers and staff members to carry concealed firearms to protect against school shootings, provided the gun-toting employees follow certain requirements.

    The small community of Harrold in north Texas is a 30-minute drive from the Wilbarger County Sheriff's Office, leaving students and teachers without protection, said David Thweatt, superintendent of the Harrold Independent School District. The lone campus of the 110-student district sits near a heavily traveled highway, which could make it a target, he argued.

    "When the federal government started making schools gun-free zones, that's when all of these shootings started. Why would you put it out there that a group of people can't defend themselves? That's like saying 'sic 'em' to a dog," Thweatt said in a story published Friday on the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Web site.

    Barbara Williams, a spokeswoman for the Texas Association of School Boards, said her organization did not know of another district with such a policy. Ken Trump, a Cleveland, Ohio-based school security expert who advises districts nationwide, said Harrold is the first district with such a policy.

    Trustees approved the policy change last year, and it takes effect when classes begin this month. For employees to carry a pistol, they must have a Texas license to carry a concealed handgun, must be authorized to carry by the district, must receive training in crisis management and hostile situations and must use ammunition designed to minimize the risk of ricocheting bullets.

    Texas district will let teachers carry guns - CNN.com
     
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    I usually just use my kung fu skills on 'em.
     
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    This policy would be more useful in the Bronx.
     
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    May as well just let them carry one in open site. Cops do it all the times.
     
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    Saw this on the news. Bad, bad, idea in my eyes! It is a disaster waiting to happen. 1 teacher - against 2, 3, 5, 10, 15 angry students :confused: hmmmmn!

    My 2 cents worth.
     
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    This policy is not about stopping rioting students CA, its about being able to stop the psychopath that shows up at the school and starts shooting. With the police response time being unable to avert a catastrophe, these guys are looking for other solutions.
     
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    That's absurd.

    Leave it to Texans to resort of violence when a little friendly educational persuasion would do.

    Brass knuckles are all that any true professional educator has ever needed to motivate students.
     
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    It is not about students. You guys can not grasp simple concepts.
     

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