Teachers and school officials have the DUTY of providing a level of responsible SAFETY for our children once placed in their care! While parents pay (taxes) for education and rightfully expect a certain amount of learning to take place, they also FULLY expect their children to return home ALIVE at the end of the school day. Sometimes, even with the best of care, unavoidable bad things happen. However, there is a standard of care that our court systems have used for a long time in this country. The REASONABLY PRUDENT PERSON clause demands a certain level of action and/or reaction to provide care by someone in a place of responsiabilty espcially when involving a minor. Considering the amount of violence our children have grown up consuming via movies and life taking video games it is no wonder many of them have become DESENSITIZED to murder. Granted most kids are psychologically stabile enough to distinguish between KILLING a zombie (living dead human) and KILLING a living human!! However, we have a certain percentage of children, and adults for that matter, who are not mentally or emotionally stable. Given this fact, I believe that the "guardian plan" is not only reasonably prudent but should be applauded and adopted by other schools where reasonably prudent adults are in charge!!
"ALWAYS BE PREPARED!" Boy Scout Motto
Thank you Superintendent.
There is a story in my State today that a 16 year old who left a box of shotgun shells in his truck from the weekend of duck hunting (not his gun) is suspended from school. This is a good kid with great grades. This is so wrong.
@westernhunter There should be consequences to administrators making these sort of knee jerk decisions that affect the lives and reputations of students permaneantly. We need a new version of slander adapted to the bureaucratic environment, and those dishonorable liars should be taken to the cleaners, AND blacklisted.
Carry permits are necessary in schools, with proper training. We've had enough violence and shootings in schools. I am fed up with the pansy A$$ people who disagree.
Danged common sense, and the difference between wimpy liberals and truly concerned conservatives, sure does make it much easier for bad guys to attack kids in utopian states.
Hey, liberal: who is the only one, carrying what - able to stop an armed madman?
Hey, liberal: who is the only one, carrying what - able to stop an armed madman?
It's nice from the outside looking in but I lived there. Just a word of caution, much of the south is still living the Civil War and if you are from the north, be prepared to be treated as such. Even the cops are prejudiced against "Yankees"; Iv'e experienced it firsthand...
@General Lee Umm, yeah, Texas isn't the South. I thought it was before I lived in the South, having most of my family from Texas and being familiar with the great republic my whole life, I always thought Georgia was the largest county in Texas, but it ain't. Texans are a lot less petty, a lot more tactful, a lot more serious and a lot less hypocritical. In fact, there really isn't much hypocrisy to speak of in Texas, except on sex, Texans love to talk about sexual morality and then have Italian-style love affairs, complete with spoiled mistresses or (for the ladies) used men, because they're really somewhat Spanish people.
Actually, even on the Civil War (which, by the way, I am a proud descendent of Arkansas volunteers just so you know) Texas is... actually somewhat embarassed. They don't really have the northern OR the southern view of the Civil War. The Civil War was the only time in Texas' long and glorious history when they were ever divided or one part of Texas ever stabbed in the back another part of Texas, with the slaveowners in East Texas galloping in to vote on secession before the West Texans could get there. So understandably, the Civil War is something of a touchy subject for Texans in a way that it is not for confident, proud Southerners. It's the ultimate attack on the Texas Pledge of Allegiance, which states "one state undivided."They wouldn't be very fond of the north either, and if you decide to put salt in their wounds by downtalking them they won't be happy with you, but they aren't proud of secession in the way that Southerners are because it actually involved stabbing a lot of people in the back and there's nothing Texans hate more than a backstabber.
Bah, I moved to Texas last July (from the Peoples' Republic of Maryland, which isn't yankee, but pretty close) and it's not that bad. My community and neighbors are all incredibly friendly well-adjusted people. I've seen no indication of civil war anything. I suspect that your history contains some sour grapes. I can see where the locals might get leery if you were of a liberal political affiliation. (A conservative with bumper stickers will get keyed in Washington DC, but I'm pretty sure most Texans wouldn't do that to a liberal's car). Then again it might be the part of Texas you were in, keep in mind it's a big state and probably has people of all stripes. I am kind of offended by the way liberals I know personally will quickly stereotype Texans. My own brother said "I don't envy you" when I said I was moving here but things are so much better for raising a family here. We can afford a single family home. We have a real yard the kids can play in. I have met all my neighbors and talk to them regularly (instead of pretending not to notice them) and there haven't been any murders on my block. (A man was shot dead a few blocks from my old house... lovely place.) We also live in an area with an impeccable school district so my father's words of warning to me about how--OMG they teach creationism in the south!--is all ridiculous and false.
The towns around here all have strong pride and community spirit. I thought it was interesting that all the schools in my town have the same mascot which means that everyone wears the same icon on their clothes and colors when they want to go cheer for their local team. This really simplifies things if you have a kid in high school and one in elementary and also builds some continuity for kids that are in sports and folks here really do pour out their hearts for the local teams.
Bottom line, Texas can be an exemplary place to live. When other states in the country are going broke or deeply into debt and you feel like your neighbor is living in the misty clouds of his head utopia, then maybe it is time to relocate somewhere that the people are down to earth and just trying to bring up their kids in the best way they can.
My kids school has had armed Police officers randomly since I was there and I live in quiet Upstate NY. But then again I also live in a Union Free school district with good teachers, reasonable budgets, and no tolerance for a teachers political beliefs. I have actually seen a teacher fired, in one day.
I'm from upstate NY. Kingston area. Never had guns in schools in my rural area since there was no need. Actually I don't think gunpowder had been invented yet.
We've never needed it either but it makes sense now.Please don't take this in a mean way but it is actually pretty funny for us up here in the Adirondacks. Kingson, upstate, really? Anything below the Albany is downstate. For Kingston to be upstate one would have to agree that NYC is the nexus of NYS. NYC is like a Skin Tag so I don't blame you for wanting some distance.
I pray more states follow suit and allow administration personnel and teachers to carry concealed weapons.
Gooooooooooood do I love Texas, I live in Florida, I think the devilcrats have been planting seeds here for a long time, its only a matter of time before the libs take over here.
Why is this so controversial? Not long ago kids and teachers carried their their guns to school during hunting season or during 4-H quals, No one ever got hurt. Teachers and students admired each others firearms, traded hunting experiences and kept their weapons in the gun rack in their trucks...or checked them into the principal's office if they were doing their 4-H thing at a young age.
This was back in an era of John Wayne, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, the FBI, and many other shoote'mupbangbang TV shows and movies. Big difference is that the bad guy(s) always lost in a constant stream of morality plays.
Today, by contrast, that morality play is gangsta rap which worships gang violence, murder and mahem...treats women like a ho...morals be damned.
You can have a warrior culture without the lunatics; if you marginalize and villify the nutcases, the godless and the soulless. That starts with the culture: Hollywood, TV and the schools.
Good luck with that, when traitors like Ayers and the Annenburg are writing school books
and Jesus Christ is relegated to guru status, Itah becomes self. Morality is what feels good. Judgement is relative rather than inalienable and self-evident. Common sense then becomes irrelevant; replaced by emotionalism and political expedietcy.
The key to this being successful is the element of surprise
Any intruder must be unaware of the weapons being aimed at him
Broadcasting this info is counterproductive
If you look down and see a little red spot on your chest, you think that might be enough of a hint?
Which sign would be more likely to deter a mass killing gunman? "Gun Free Zone" or "Armed Security And Staff On Premises".
If they go elsewhere, you do not need the element of surprise. They will go to the gun free zone where the sitting ducks are.
Yes, we all think the only responsible people to carry firearms is the govt., right?
What is an assault weapon? The II Amendment protects citizens from any ban on weapons.
I think it's Obama and Holder that need to be banned from weapons. I certainly hope that the shooting in AZ and CT weren't a continuation of a Fast and Furious operation? Are there any ties to Obama of this shooting in CT? He is friends with William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn? I heard the hard drive of the shooter's computer was destroyed and they can't get any information. That's kind of odd, isn't it? That doesn't seem normal for a young guy that age, to destroy his own hard drive. Usually they sort of flaunt what they've done?
I just heard on Rush that one of Obama and Holder's Fast and Furious AK-47's that they sold to the drug cartels in Mexico, killed a beauty queen from Mexico. She was used as a human shield. Obama and Holder committed this crime, to make it appear as though legally bought guns in AZ, were sold to drug cartels to murder people.
They were attempting to frame Americans, and have murdered over 300 people, including two Federal Agents. Gee, you would think that would lead to impeachment wouldn't you?
And so far have gotten away with it...just like Benghazi.
Obama and Holder have the most powerful race card in history. It allows them to break laws and violate the public trust with impunity.
It would be nice if congress demanded justice and the rule of law. This Justice Dept. has not, does not, and will not.
I'm wondering what will come of Holder being held in contempt of Congress.
Pilots were armed until Jimmy Carter came into office. If they were still permitted to carry weapons on 9/11, it probably wouldn't have happened.
Arm the teachers. If they don't want to do that, hire a retired cop to be armed and patrol the school. There's plenty of them, and the cost would be well worth it.
Best to hire the experts to do what they've been trained to do, retired law enforcement and vets. TX is the only exception because they all grow up with and respect guns.
Don't get me wrong. I love Texas, but they don't all grow up with and respect guns. There are plenty of goof balls in the Lone Star State.
Amen to that. I was born here in Austin, or Moscow on the Colorado as I call it, and if it isn't Californians it's Agenda 21 cyclists, or environmental idiots coming in and screwing up what used to be a very nice place to live. I am planning a move away from this insanity while I still have the money to do it with.
Are they CA exports??? That would explain it. I love TX too but the nutcases are leaving CA for TX by the bucketload now that they've ruined the sunshine state.