Friday, December 28, 2012

Across America, High-Profile Professionals Want Schools Armed

By Jennifer Kabbany

In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre’s carnage, a variety of high-profile professionals across America – including a sheriff, attorney general, city councilman, county prosecutor and state lawmaker – are calling for teachers or other school employees to be armed in the classroom.

Recently at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., 26 people were shot and killed, including 20 young children, by a gun-wielding, mentally instable 20-year-old man. It was the latest in a long list of fatal school shootings that have occurred over the last 15 years.

Now, while some call for stricter gun-control, others say it’s time for teachers to pack heat. reports that a Tennessee proposal “would specifically allow the state to pay for training and arming some teachers, who would then secretly possess a firearm in the classroom. The plan was introduced by a Republican in the Republican-controlled state legislature and has received some support from the Tennessee governor, Bill Haslam (R).”

Meanwhile, the…

Source: The College Fix

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