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    Filed at 7:22 am under by dcobranchi

    They are now.

    Dumb educrat move of the week:

    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.

    9 Responses to “IF THEY WEREN’T BEFORE…”

    Comment by
    Mike in San Antonio
    August 16th, 2008
    at 1:37 pm

    God Bless Texas Finally a school district that got it right!

    Comment by
    August 17th, 2008
    at 12:00 am

    This is ridiculous. Teachers need to educate the children and teach etiquitte and courtesy. Some teachers are on medication because some are bipolar or have other psychological problems. Guns do not belong in the school district. The staff and students need to treat each other with mutual respect.

    Comment by
    August 17th, 2008
    at 1:58 am

    Yeah, lluvia, there should be no guns in the military. Some soldiers are on medication because they have psychological problems. Guns do not belong in the armed forces. Countries need to treat each other with mutual respect.

    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    August 17th, 2008
    at 8:20 am

    Because school is just like the military?

    Close enough in Texas maybe.

    Here, in FL, we just encourage everyone to bring guns to work.


    Comment by
    August 17th, 2008
    at 2:12 pm

    Heh. No, Nance, i was just being snarky. Both cases are equally ridiculous. The same case lluvia makes could be made for guns at work or even guns in homes. For the sake of a handful of people who might act badly, the rights of millions to act appropriately is taken away.

    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    August 17th, 2008
    at 5:39 pm

    Well, for me my problem is reconciling the military with school-assumed care and nurturing for small living creatures.I’m beyond the point where I can hear the military sabre-rattling and warning shots in all directions, as any kind of “pro-life” politics, a la McCain’s Saddleback performance last night. Does anybody else get that?

    Comment by
    August 18th, 2008
    at 2:44 pm

    Required reading for anyone interested in the debate:

    Comment by
    August 19th, 2008
    at 3:31 pm

    My God. Are you all crazy? Why should anyone bring guns into a school intentionally. If you want to defend students, teach them how to defend themselves! Martial arts, evacuation procedures and emergency situation practice Where is civilization and mankind going? If we are insecure enough to have to bring lethal weapons into an educational facility rather than better counseling and health services, arts and after school programs, trained security guards and metal detectors….we are lost. Texas should secede right now if they truly wish to keep guns near their children. That is the epitome of stupid stupid stupid! Guns kill people. Why bring that to school? Maybe this is what’s wrong with Texas education…maybe this is why they don’t understand what’s wrong with this decision.

    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    August 19th, 2008
    at 3:55 pm


    I think everyone here with the exception of Mike agrees with you.