Maybe as a cop I'm not afraid of guns (in the right hands). Maybe as a teacher I want one. But really, I don't.
But I do have students in my class with guns. I got no problem with that. And I wouldn't want guns in all school. But I don't see the problem here.
In Texas School, Teachers Carry Books and Guns
HARROLD, Tex. — Students in this tiny town of grain silos and ranch-style 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. “Everybody knows everybody here. We will find out.”
The school board in this impoverished rural hamlet in North 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.
“Our people just don’t want their children to be fish in a bowl,” said David Thweatt, the schools superintendent and driving force behind the policy. “Country people are take-care-of-yourself people. They are not under the illusion that the police are there to protect them.” Really. What's the problem?
The whole story in the New York Times is here.