Pike County School Board unanimously in favor of Teachers with Guns

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    Pike County School Board unanimously in favor of Teachers with Guns

    “You hope you’re making the right decision for kids, but I know right now something’s got to be done,” Adkins said. “We may be criticized, but at the end of the day I’ll take criticism to protect my students.”

    Josh Akers, executive director of the Kentucky Center for School Safety, said Tuesday there are no schools in Kentucky that allow teachers to carry guns, and that “every educational group across the country” opposes the idea.

    Nearly everyone who spoke at the meeting, though, supported arming staffers who would be trained by the Sheriff’s Office.

    “This program … could be a model for the rest of the state and, possibly, the country,” said state Sen. Ray Jones, D-Pikeville, who attended the meeting.

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    That didn't take long.

    I will give Pike County credit for acting swiftly and I will be interested in seeing how many additional Kentucky school districts follow suit.

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    How long before a teacher shoots a kid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    That didn't take long.

    I will give Pike County credit for acting swiftly and I will be interested in seeing how many additional Kentucky school districts follow suit.
    If they do nothing to keep the weapons from coming into the school, it will lead to a bigger mess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    How long before a teacher shoots a kid?
    Isnt that the point, if the kid is the assailant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    Isnt that the point, if the kid is the assailant.
    I'm talking about a physical altercation in the school of some sort, not related to an active shooter scenario.

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    Or how long till a student gets ahold of the gun and kills the teacher and students.

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    Valid points.

    Teachers would really need to wear their guns in a holster just like police officers do.

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    I don't have a problem with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    How long before a teacher shoots a kid?
    Or a kid kills the teacher with his own gun. I had a teacher in middle school that used to fight with students. I can only imagine what would have happened if Mr. Root had been packing heat during those altercations.

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    I appreciate the sentiment, but I don't support this decision.

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    If anybody thinks that students won’t know who is carrying you are wrong. Students know everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    Valid points.

    Teachers would really need to wear their guns in a holster just like police officers do.
    Than it would not be considered a concealed weapon?

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    Disaster written all over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    Valid points.

    Teachers would really need to wear their guns in a holster just like police officers do.
    Wouldn't it be safer to keep it locked away in a safe?

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