What if the newly armed teacher shoots the wrong kid? "Oops?"

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    NEW YORK – All nine people wounded during a dramatic confrontation between police and a gunman outside the Empire State Building were struck by bullets fired by the two officers, police said Saturday, citing ballistics evidence.

    NYPD: 9 shooting bystander victims hit by police gunfire | Fox News

    Now here's a story from Fox News where well trained police "accidently" shot 9 innocent bystanders. Nine!

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    All shot by police.

    Oops.

    Sorry.

    Now suppose teachers do the same thing.

    Is it still:

    Oops,

    sorry?

    Will teachers be exempt from prosecution? How much "collateral damage" is OK?
     
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    if a man with a gun came to kill you and your children would you choose to have a gun or not ?
     
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    Hmmm, which is more likely? A man with a gun coming to kill me or winning the lotto?
     
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    Then I guess we don't have a problem with mass shootings in schools.

    so what are you complaining about?
     
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    Since you're in "Chicago" I would "say" the "chances" of someone with a "gun" coming to kill "you" are roughly 100 "times" greater than your "chances" of winning the "lotto"
     
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    If your disposition and demeanor in real life are the same as they are here, there will be no need for you to dream about how you'll spend your jackpot.
     
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    Arming teachers is nonsense; even armed guards pose a hazard.
     
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    To address your OP, You're talking the NYC Police Department.
    Those guys are the absolute worst examples of police marksmanship.

    Read up on Amadou Diallo.

    A properly trained guard stationed in or near the main office at Sandy Hook Elementary School would have reacted as soon as the gunman started shooting to breech the doorway.
    It would have been a 99% sure thing that the incident would have been all over with only one death.
     
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    The NYC Police Department needs to spend serious time at Front Sight
     
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    We've already seen multiple examples of unarmed teachers being killed while trying to protect children (students).
    Why do you want their hands tied behind their backs? Do you hate teachers, or just children?
     
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