Ohio school OK’s guns for teachers

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An Ohio school district has just voted to allow faculty and staff to carry firearms. The Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District’s Board of Education approved a plan which will permit authorized staff to carry guns on school property. This goes into effect when the new school year begins in August.

Other districts in Michigan and South Dakota have already gotten the go ahead to arm teachers. Another school in Ohio allows janitors to carry guns. The Newcomerstown school board is requiring all gun carriers to participate in training and to maintain their gun permits.

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  • Shayn Roby

    Reblogged this on shaynroby and commented:
    Shayn Roby’s Take: Some school districts have elected to do something about reducing violence in schools and have enabled the teachers to protect themselves and the children. Statistics bear out that tragedies associated with gun violence occur in “gun free zones”. Gun control never works in reducing crime. If it did, Juarez, Mexico and Chicago, Illinois wouldn’t have two of the highest murder rates in the world.

  • MyTakeOnIt

    Good luck. Could be that some kid gets in a firefight with teachers and the teachers end up shooting non-involved kids. Anyone ever think about what is going on nowadays in this society that kids from one-room schoolhouses to the 1980's never seemed to shoot up the school? Used to be an argument about TV violence and then Gaming Violence affecting their developing minds and social behaviors. Haven't heard those words tossed around for awhile. Oh well. I am out of school so it doesn't matter to me. Y'all do whatcha wanna do. Someday there will be a push for all kids to carry guns because it is their second amendment right to protect themselves. Pretty funny, huh?

    Gun control does work ShaynRoby because those people that get mad that you took their parking space or cut in front of them in line at the store, etc, don't go off the handle because their medication is off or they are having a stressful day, etc.

  • MyTakeOnIt

    Addendum about Gun Control not working:
    Speed traps, DUI Checkpoints and Prison (in general) must not work either because they are not 100% effective deterrents. In other words, since gun control has not completely stopped gun violence, the answer MUST be the opposite, right? Arm everyone and therefore gun violence will be curbed? It's delusional that either abolishing guns or arming all will end gun violence. Just think if guns had never been invented. We'd be fist fighting and throwing rocks.

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