School shootings, armed teachers: Should bullets mix with books?
I was watching a very interesting segment this morning about the Cleveland high school shootings on The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet that I thought would interest you.
Not sure how they were able to pull this off, but the show was able to have the mayor of Cleveland, Frank Jackson, and its CEO of schools, Eugene Sanders, appear on the show with Shirley Katz, the Oregon teacher who wants the right to be able to bring a concealed gun to school. Talk about great producers!
Anywho, the show had a brief overview of the issue of teachers being allowed to bring guns to schools. I learned that politicians from Wisconsin and Michigan are currently working on legislation that would allow school employees to bring guns to school.
Katz threw a curve ball when she said that she wanted to be armed to protect herself from her abusive ex-husband and to thwart school-related shootings. [Way to use a current situation to help your own cause….] Up until now every story that I have read about this teacher has pointed to her ex-husband as the reason for wanting to bring a gun to school.
I thought it was interesting that both Jackson and Sanders disagreed with Katz and said that teachers should not be able to bring guns to schools. Think about it. Both of them now have first hand knowledge about the effects of a school shooting and neither believe that teachers should be armed… Just a little food for thought.
Oh yeah, when asked if she has snuck a gun into the school in the past, Katz would not answer. Her silence spoke volumes to me. If I was a parent at that school my kids would be withdrawing immediately!
For more about the shootings in Cleveland click on this link for stories, and videos. Sounds like the kid was pretty disturbed. It also appears that there were a few warning signs...
Have a safe day…