Thursday, September 18, 2008

What next? Kids wearing bullet proof vests to school?

In gun-slinging Texas, the local school board at the only school in the small farm town of Harrold, recently decreed that teachers could carry concealed weapons at school and in the classrooms. The climate of paranoia has just risen a few degrees.

"Country people are take-care-of-yourself-people,” explained school superintendent David Thweatt. “They’re not under the illusion that the police are there to protect them.”
The nearest police are based 17 miles away. Lacking funds to hire security guards, the school board decided that letting teachers carry guns would result in better security anyway, since an attacker wouldn’t know who might shoot him.

The armed teachers have received mandatory firearms training and will use special bullets designed to reduce ricocheting—in this case, off chalk boards and desks.

source: the responsibility project

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