Mamie Till Mobley

"There was an important mission for me, to shape so many...young minds as a teacher. God took away one child but...(gave) me thousands. And I have been grateful for the blessing." Mamie Till Mobley

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Should teachers be armed? A national debate, yes or no?

Teachers armed with guns in Texas school

There is a school of thought that staff should be armed in schools, while others continue to believe in gun free zone laws in schools.

If so, should  teachers and administrators  be required to take coursework for certification  that includes training  and workshops in knowledge of second amendment rights, proper use of firearms, and permit to carry a gun in schools?

There are school districts in the nation that quietly allow for  armed staff, teachers and administrators.

Yet to have stopped Adam Lanza it would have taken more than a pistol, but a school security plan that included access to high power weapons locked up ready for use by specially trained school staff to prevent what happened at Sandy Hook and Columbine.

Several years ago, a man  walked into the front office of a school shot his wife.

This scenario is repeated too often in schools across the nation so the question many are asking is how do we prevent school violence?

Should there be a national dialogue about violence in schools that includes security plans for allowing  armed staff?

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