Texas School District Arms Teachers

Liberals think this is a disaster waiting to happen. If there were a scenario where some legal druggie came in a school allowing himself to be controlled by one of the unfortunate side effects of whatever drug he’s on, and he ended up gunning down a score of kids and teachers, leaving a mess for the police to deal with, liberals would rather that happen than run the risk of having an armed teacher take out the killer.

On campuses inside the Argyle Independent School District in Argyle, Texas, there are signs posted notifying everyone that there are armed teachers on staff ready to shoot should the need arise to protect the students.

Here’s the news report from CW33, complete with corny gun puns, which I have taken the time to highlight for your convenience:

It’s safe to say Argyle ISD is ready to start the school year with guns blazing. The district is on target to continue its new policy of allowing some teachers to pack heat on campus.

The posted sign on campus shoots straight, when it comes to the relatively new rule. It reads: “Please be aware that the staff at Argyle ISD are armed and may use whatever force is necessary to protect our students.” The signs are posted at all campuses within the district.

“I trust that the administrators of this school district will put my kid’s best interest at heart,” parent Lacey Fenoglio said.

Back in January, the district voted in favor of school marshals. Some Argyle teachers will act as the long arm of the law under the state’s Protection of Texas Children Act.

Gun-toting teachers must have and maintain a handgun license; pass a psychological evaluation; and undergo firearms and emergency response training.

Some parents say the district is right on target.

“I think if a tragedy does occur, lives can be saved by guns being in the right hands, and I think the teachers here might be able to stop something like that and life can be saved,” Fenoglio said.

Argyle ISD Superintendent, Dr. Telena Wright tells NewsFix continuous training is required, and some training even took place over summer break. However, the names and number of pistol-packing teachers will not be released for safety reasons.

So, while most North Texas districts are strengthening school security, Argyle ISD isn`t afraid to take aim on the loaded topic.

Liberals think this is going to lead to these types of headlines:  “Student Overtakes Teacher and Grabs Gun” or “Teacher Accidently Fatally Shoots Student.”

I’m not going to dismiss those as preposterous, because we all know that those sorts of things very well could happen. Just like if the teachers all worked in a gun-free zone, a well-armed maniac could theoretically come in and kill a bunch of defenseless people. Actually, wait. That has happened.

Liberals would rather a bunch of defenseless kids and teachers be murdered than have members of the staff carry concealed guns to protect the school from a mass murderer. Just having the sign out front might actually be all the deterrent that’s needed.