Students in this tiny town of grain silos and ranch houses spent much of the first couple of days in school this week trying to guess which of their teachers were carrying pistols under their clothes.
“We made fun of them,” said Eric Howard, a 16-year-old high school junior, with an adolescent sneer. “Everybody knows everybody here. We will find out.”
The school board in this impoverished rural hamlet in north-central Texas has drawn national attention with its decision to let some teachers carry concealed weapons, a track no other school in the country has followed. The idea is to ward off a massacre along the lines of what happened at Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999.
OR……you could just ban guns so that you would not be subject to a massacre like Columbine High School.
Update : It’s impertive to understand that teachers DO need protection. They are the guides for molding our future and it is very important for the guides to feel comfortable in their jobs.
In these violent times, have security around. Just their presence is enough to thwart any ideas of an attack. But there will always be someone with a death wish. What are your guns going to do for you at that point?