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Every morning I get up early to take some grandchildren to school in helping my daughter go to her teaching job at an elementary school. I have an opportunity to discuss teachers with guns to many different teachers in most all grades. Being a Boy Scout leader, I see a number parents who have teaching jobs and on occasion meet with school principals. Teachers and school administrators are all over this topic of teachers carrying guns. Although most people do not (I'll note that again...."do not") have any desire to carry guns in their school or on a job. I don't know what the percentages are for those who promote the legal carry of guns and those who do not advocate this extra duty. My daughter just makes a face when asked about the subject, like "Why", or the ever so lovely look, "Whatever".
We can all agree that states around the country are authorizing teachers the right to carrying guns and in some locations even making it mandatory for school administrators to carry a loaded weapon. So, when is the media going to see the fallout on this senseless decision?
This morning reading the paper with my coffee, a section heralded as "Around The Nation", is an news clip on "Restroom Shooting". As the article narrates it is about a sixth grade teacher carrying a concealed firearm at her school in Taylorsville, Utah. She was struck by bullet fragments and porcelain fragments from the toilet her gun pierced by accidentally firing in the faculty restroom. No one else was injured. Thank God! The teacher was carrying the gun legally with permit, which Utah allows in public schools.
Ok, nobody was harmed other than the teacher and she may live another day. Her job, I cannot say will continue with her employment. However, this event is a sign of dangerous conditions ahead in schools. I do not want my children or any my friends children around schools with guns. The probability of a person getting accidentally shot by these people carrying guns goes up with an increasing number of guns in schools. Even one gun in school is a problem, unless a professionally trained person, such as in law enforcement, is present as the lone gunman.
The 9-12-14 news article is in the Kansas City Star and possibly can be seen at the advertised more news of KansasCity.com.
There will be more events like this and there will be unintentional killings, fortunately for this teacher, she was not in the class room when her gun accidentally fired injuring students under her care. This posting will have eternal life because more events like this is going to occur unless America gets more intelligent with removing all guns from public schools, restaurants, stores, churches, and other public places. The only way to give our students a defense is to consider giving them an "Uzi" and lessons to accompany their IPAD............I'm joking, of course.