Texas school district will allow teachers to carry guns

Teachers in Harrold, Texas will be allowed to pack heat in the classroom beginning this month, another advance in school reform in the USA. The AP reports that “For employees to carry a pistol, they must have a Texas license to carry a concealed handgun; must be authorized to carry by the district; must receive training in crisis management and hostile situations; and must use ammunition designed to minimize the risk of ricocheting bullets.”

At first I thought I this was a horrifying idea, but if they use low ricocheting ammo then I guess it’s okay.

So I guess teacher educators in Texas will have to start revising those classroom management syllabi.


  1. “if they use low ricocheting ammo then I guess it’s okay” LOL!

    I think the logic used to defend a policy like this is absurd. “An armed society is a safer society” is a ridiculous notion – sort of like defending nuclear weapons as vital to the preservation of world peace. Sounds like Harrold is going to be creating Cold War classrooms based on the concept of M.A.D.

  2. wow, sry but thats not right. teachers should not have guns! what if a student gets a hold of it cause a teacher is being careless and doesn’t pay attention 4 like 2 seconds BAM! your all dead what then? ya that sucks for them then wouldn’t it

  3. Guess these city dudes had rather have a gentleman off the highway with a weapon control his children for thirty minutes before the law can arrive.
    Hey city slicker did you ever hear of a weapon that can only be fired by it owner?
    Don’t judge us until you have worn our boots and have ALL THE FACTS.

  4. Unfortunately, places like schools have become killing zones for mass murderers. These killers understand that it is illegal for honest citizen’s to be armed in a school zone- virtually guaranteeing an unopposed homicidal killing spree. Tragically, we saw this at Virginia Tech. Harrold allowed teachers to be armed b/c they lacked sufficient law enforcement resources to protect their school. It is about time we arm teachers to protect our children. As a Texan, I hope that the state legislature will follow through this year on a house bill which will allow every teacher to be armed in every classroom accross the state.

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