There are a few idea s that are so stupid and asinine that it is hard to believe a human being who suggests it has anything besides pure muscle between his/her ears.
Leave it to the jack asses of Clarksville, Arkansas, to decide to put 20 armed teachers, trained as guards, in the class rooms. That begs the question, Why not just hire guards?
"The plan we've been given in the past is 'Well, lock your doors, turn off your lights and hope for the best,'" Superintendent David Hopkins said, according to Yahoo News. But as deadly incidents continued to happen in schools, he explained, the district decided, "That's not a plan."
That “not a plan” makes way more sense than a plan that is plain stupid.
Teachers have enough to do each day without trying to be armed cops. Students come to school to feel safe and they want to trust their teachers. Using armed cops for teachers defeats that purpose. How can a student trust a teacher he knows is “packing heat?” They may fear their teacher will get angry enough to shoot at them.
I work as a substitute teacher and it will be a cold day in hell before I will bring a gun to a class room. This whole thing implies that teaching is so easy we might as well stick teachers with new and even dangerous duties. It is cheaper than hiring extra guards.
"We're not tying our money up in a guard 24/7 that we won't have to have unless something happens. We've got these people who are already hired and using them in other areas," Hopkins said. "Hopefully we'll never have to use them as a security guard."
So basically they are too cheap to have real guards at the school they just use teachers. This is not only a cheap idea it is really stupid.
Superintendent David Hopkins.
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