Thursday, October 05, 2006

Not doing your homework can be dangerous

MADISON, Wis. - A state lawmaker, worried about a recent string of deadly school shootings, suggested arming teachers, principals and other school personnel as a safety measure and a deterrent.

It might not be politically correct, but it has worked effectively in other countries, Republican Rep. Frank Lasee said Wednesday.

teachers packing

furthermore: "In Thailand, where officials have been waging a bloody fight with Muslim separatists for the last two years, some teachers carry weapons for self defense as they are viewed as part of the government. In Israel, teachers are not allowed to carry weapons in the school, but security guards at the entrances are armed."

I guarantee you if I had a gun when I taught in Vallejo, there would have been a lot more homework turned in. Does anyone think it is strange that Pennsylvania is using Israel as a model?


Blogger Ellie Finlay said...

I read this from your profile and laughed out loud:

Somebody once asked a famous Professor if he thought Universities discouraged people from writing. He answered "I don't think they discourage enough of them."

Thanks for dropping by Meditation Matters. Hope to see you again!

10:29 AM  
Blogger Woozie said...

Armed security is nothing new at my school, at least 2 cops the place from 6 AM to 6 PM. As far as armed teachers, we once had a sub who had a can of mace in her purse. And our 7th grade English teacher threw overhead pens at us.

12:16 PM  
Blogger demabloggery said...

I would carry a .44 magnun like Dirty Harry...

5:23 PM  

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