Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Arming Teachers

I used to be against the idea of arming teachers but now support it under what I consider to be eminently reasonable conditions.  Clearly I'm not the only one who thinks armed teachers aren't a bad idea:
The question is no longer "should we arm teachers?" Now, it's "how many armed teachers are already out there?" We flew down to Ohio to embed with the men and women behind FASTER Saves Lives, a group that has trained thousands of teachers from all across the country how to shoot to kill.


Ellen K said...

When you consider the politics that has infected law enforcement, you simply cannot be sure that police will show up on time and ready to perform. While I normally back first responders no matter what, what we saw at Parkland is indicative of how some police agencies are being used as incubators of social justice rather than law enforcement. This is the biproduct of the 24/7 news cycle that has put police departments on the defensive to the point that I fear in a crucial situation someone might hesitate for fear of having the baying hounds of the outrage machine convict them in the court of public opinion. Having someone armed on campus is a no brainer for rural schools, but you have to consider the hostility that exists in and out of urban schools could create a situation where an armed faculty member is the only thing between a shooter and a mass shooting.

Auntie Ann said...

Police are not actually obligated to help in a violent situation. That's why there is not much the parents in Broward can do against the cops who stood outside Douglas High and did nothing.