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Re: “Arming Tennessee's Teachers

I am sorry you question my teaching by my writing. I am a middle school teacher at an alternative school. I teach math, science, and history. I have been teaching for over 12 years. Do you want to see my B.S. Degree, and my Masters Degree. Oh, I’m slightly dyslexic, which affects my writing skills. So sorry if my writing does not impress you. It really does not bother me. I only write on this blog when I do not have students.
Any person who has their Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit would not just lay their gun around so that a student would get it! They would have it on them at all times! (How stupid, an armed intruder comes in the building while we are at lunch and I have to run back to my room to get my gun to stop them. DUH!) Also, who would have a gun laying around so that students have access to it?
I served as a reserve police officer in a small West Tennessee town while I was getting my Masters Degree to Teach. I am trained, and go through training on a regular basis. But that is not the point!
As a last resort, I would want to be armed to protect my students and myself. Do I want to have a gun on me in the classroom, NO! Do I want to protect my students and myself, yes! I asked some children if they would feel safe if they had a teacher who was armed in light of what has happened over and over again. They all said yes.
My main wish is that Tennessee would fund two POLICE officers in every school. I would rather the POLICE have the guns than me. But, if you the taxpayers and idiots that don’t want the POLICE to be in the schools, then what?
PUT ARMED POLICE IN THE SCHOOLS! If not, then give us some kind of protection.

The Bible says, “Do not cast your pearls before the swine.” With that said, I will no longer as teachers try to educate you on what can, and will happen in Tennessee schools. DO NOTHING, STUDENTS AND STAFF WILL DIE!

JUST DO SOMETHING! PROTECT US, PLEASE!!!!

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Posted by Teacher on 01/11/2013 at 6:41 AM

Re: “Arming Tennessee's Teachers

Chris Allen, answer this.
HOW DO YOU STOP AN ARMED GUNMAN WHO HAS ENTERED A SCHOOL TO KILL?

What are we to do, throw erasers at them and tell them to stop? A we to take a ruler and slap them on the hand, like a Nun would do?

The point is that we are not doing anything to make schools safer. What school have you been to lately?

If a armed gunman comes in my school building, there is NOTHING right now to stop them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by Teacher on 01/10/2013 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Arming Tennessee's Teachers

Just off of Fox News

At least two people were shot at a high school in Taft, Calif., Thursday morning and the shooter--believed to be a student armed with a shotgun-- was taken into custody, officials say. Who's next?

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Posted by Teacher on 01/10/2013 at 12:59 PM

Re: “Arming Tennessee's Teachers

Who cares what the percentage of school children, teachers, and other education workers killed is, who wants to be next? That was a stupid statement.
Do not our teachers, students, and other education workers have the right to be safe at our work places? I had a very large man tell my wife (who also is a teacher) that he was going to kill her!
Oh its alright, she is just a teacher. What about your wife? My wife works in a school that anyone could come in the back door, and take her and her students out! Are they not worth keeping them safe.
I've had my car kicked in, and windows broken out while I was at school by students.

What right do you have to tell me I am paranoid?

TEACH! If you can't do it, then protect those of us who do!

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Posted by Teacher on 01/10/2013 at 12:34 PM

Re: “Arming Tennessee's Teachers

If you have been reading the article, it is about arming teachers. I'm not paranoid, I just know what can happen. Let's use your science (by the way, I teach science, history, and math), which school will be next? I have stabbed by two students, and hit by three others. I had a student tell me he was going to knife my "A _ _!" So, who is safe. You do not know anything about being in my school! I teach gang members, and students who have brought a knife to school. I have students that have ankle tracking bands.

How do you know if I'm safe. So go back the article, "Arming Tennessee's Teachers"

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Posted by Teacher on 01/10/2013 at 12:21 PM

Re: “Arming Tennessee's Teachers

I just want someone to stop them from coming in the school! What are we going to do about keeping schools safe from nuts coming in the building with guns? Who is going to stop them at the door? How are we going to be protected?

This is not a debate about guns at home, or access to guns, its about how to keep us safe at school?

We can't just disagree! Something has to be done to keep the people in the schools safe!
Do nothing and Teachers and Students DIE!

Do you have protection at your job to keep you safe? If then what?

WE HAVE NOTHING KEEPING US SAFE!!!!!!

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Posted by Teacher on 01/10/2013 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Arming Tennessee's Teachers

"I don't believe that is the case. In fact, I think just the opposite is true. Flooding more guns into society will have adverse effects IMO.

By the way, that test are false choices. Most violence (random, not like at New Town) at schools happens at schools where there is a heavy police presence."

REALLY??????? What about all of these? Who protected them?

March 26, 1980: Big Rapids, Professor was shot by student

April 7, 1982: Littleton, Colorado, Deer Creek Jr. High School student 14 shot and killed fellow student.

January 20, 1983: St. Louis County, Missouri Middle School student opened fire, killing 2 then committed suicide.

May 17, 1984: Altoona, Iowa at Southeast Polk High School 17-year-old male shot and killed female student before killing himself

January 22, 1985: Goddard, Kansas Student, 14, killed principal and wounded two teachers and a student

September 4, 1985: Richmond, Virginia a 12-year boy shot a girl

October 18, 1985: Detroit, Michigan During halftime of the homecoming football game a boy who was in a fight earlier that day pulled out a shotgun and opened fire, injuring six students.

November 26, 1985: Spanaway, Washington a girl shot two boys fatally, then killed herself

December 10, 1985: Portland, Connecticut a student opened fire, injuring the school secretary and killing a custodian

April 1986: Slidell, Louisiana a gifted student shot himself in class

May 16, 1986: Cokeville Elementary School hostage crisis. In a ransom scheme, David and Doris Young took 150 students and teachers hostage. Their demand for $300 million dollars came to an abrupt end when she accidentally set off a bomb, killing herself and injuring 78 students and teachers. A male wounded a teacher who was trying to flee, then killed himself.

December 5, 1986: Lewistown, Montana A student shot and killed a substitute teacher and wounded a vice principal and two classmates.

March 2, 1987: De Kalb, Missouri student killed a classmate and then himself

April 16, 1987: Detroit, Michigan A student killed one, and wounded two.

December 16, 1987: Katy, Texas a student shot himself to death in his class as his classmates looked on.
May 20, 1988: Winnetka, Illinois Laurie an adult 30, shot and killed one elementary school student and wounded five others, then took a family hostage and shot a man before killing herself.

September 26, 1988: Greenwood, South Carolina a 19 year old entered Elementary School and opened fire, killing two 8-year-old girls and wounding 6 other students and 2 teachers.

December 16, 1988: Virginia Beach, Virginia a student (15), opened fire with a SWD Cobray M-11 semiautomatic pistol killing teacher and wounding another.

January 17, 1989: Stockton, California Cleveland School massacre. Man 26, enters a school killing five children and wounding 29 other students and a teacher then killed himself.

January 8, 1991, Richardson, Texas Student 15, killed himself in front of his second-period English class.

November 1, 1991 Iowa City, Iowa University of Iowa shooting Former graduate student Gang Lu, 28, killed four members of the university faculty and one student, and seriously wounded another student, before committing suicide.

February 6, 1992 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma A 14 year-old student shot a 17 year-old student to death in a hallway, prompting the installation of metal detectors in city schools.

May 1, 1992: Olivehurst, California a man 20, killed four people and wounded 10 in an armed siege at his former high school. Prosecutors said the attack was in retribution for a failing grade.

January 18, 1993: Grayson, Kentucky. A student fatally shot his teacher and the head custodian.


November 7, 1994: Wickliffe, Ohio. A man 37, a former student at the school, shot and killed custodian and wounded four other adults.

January 12, 1995: Seattle Washington A 15-year-old student left school during the day and returned with a handgun. He wounded two students.

October 12, 1995: Blackville, South Carolina A student 16, killed one teacher and wounded another before committing suicide.

November 15, 1995: Lynnville, Tennessee A student 17, killed a student and teacher and seriously wounded another teacher.
February 2, 1996: Moses Lake, Washington A student14, killed a teacher and two students and wounded another student when he opened fire on his algebra class.

August 15, 1996: San Diego, California. A 36-year-old graduate student killed three professors that he believed were involved in a conspiracy against him.

September 17, 1996: State College, Pennsylvania A woman 19, shot and killed one student and injured two.

February 19, 1997: Bethel, Alaska A student 16, shot and killed the school’s principal and one student, and wounded two other students..

October 1, 1997: Pearl, Mississippi A student 16, murdered his mother at home before killing his ex-girlfriend and another student and wounding seven others.

November 27, 1997: West Palm Beach, Florida. A student 14, fatally shot another student outside school.

December 1, 1997: West Paducah, Kentucky. Three students were killed and five wounded by a 14 year old student

December 15, 1997: Stamps, Arkansas. A male student 14, concealed in a wooded area on school grounds, shot and wounded two students as they were entering the building.

March 24, 1998: Craighead County, Arkansas. Two students 13, and 11, killed four students and one teacher and wounded ten others as the school emptied during a fire alarm intentionally set off by one of the two.

April 24, 1998: Edinboro, Pennsylvania. A student 14, fatally shot teacher, and wounded two students and a teacher at an 8th grade graduation dance.

May 19, 1998: Fayetteville, Tennessee. A student 18, shot another in a dispute over a girl.

May 21, 1998: Springfield, Oregon After killing his parents at home, a student 15, drove to school where he shot and killed two students and wounded 25 others.

June 15, 1998: Richmond, Virginia. A 14-year-old student wounded a teacher and a school volunteer.

December 10, 1998: Detroit, Michigan Professor was killed by graduate student.

April 20, 1999: Columbine, Colorado. Two students 18, and 17, killed 12 students and one teacher, and wounded 21 others before committing suicide .
May 20, 1999: Conyers, Georgia. Six students injured by a 15 year old student.

June 8, 1999: Lynwood, California. A 15 year-old and her 17 year-old cousin were shot by an unknown assailant outside a school.

November 19, 1999: Deming, New Mexico. A 13-year-old girl fatally shot at school by another student 13. He stated he had intended to commit suicide but was jostled by others and the gun moved.

February 29, 2000: Flint, Michigan At Buell Elementary School, 6-year-old Dedrick Owens, the youngest-ever school shooter, shot and killed classmate Kayla Rolland.[65]

May 26, 2000: Lake Worth, Florida. A teacher was fatally shot by his student, 13-year-old, who had returned to school after being sent home at 1 p.m. by the assistant principal for throwing water balloons. He returned to school with a gun and killed the teacher.

August 28, 2000: University of Arkansas. A director was shot and killed in his office by a 36 year-old PhD candidate who had recently been dismissed from the program for lack of progress towards his degree. The student shot three times before taking his own life in the director’s office after it was cordoned off by campus police.

September 26, 2000: A 13 year-old student killed another student.

March 5, 2001: A 15 year-old student in shot and wounded 2 that later died.

March 30, 2001: Student 18, offender in Indiana school shooting with 1 student fatality.

September 24, 2003: A student age 15, offender in Minnesota school shooting with 2 student fatalities.

February 2, 2004: Unidentified offender in Washington, DC school shooting with 1 student fatality.[65]

May 7, 2004: An Unidentified 17 year old offender in Maryland school shooting with 1 student fatality.

March 21, 2005: A 16 year old offender in Minnesota school shooting. Fatalities include 1 teacher, 5 students, 1 security guard, 2 relatives.

November 8, 2005: Studnet age 15, offender in Tennessee school shooting with 1 principal fatality.
August 24, 2006: A person walked into Essex School in Vermont and opened fire, killing teacher after killing his ex-girlfriend's mother at home.

September 27, 2006: A person walked into High School in Bailey, Colorado, took six girls hostages and sexually assaulted them. As police entered the classroom he killed one hostage and then shot himself.

September 29, 2006: A 15 year old offender walked in the school building and shot the high school principal with a handgun after a custodian disarmed him of a shotgun in Cazenovia, Wisconsin.

October 2, 2006: A 32 year old a milk truck driver, murdered five Amish girls and injured five others before killing himself in an Amish school in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

April 16, 2007: A student age 23, offender in Virginia Tech massacre. 32 students and faculty were killed, along with another 17 students and faculty injured in two separate attacks on the same day.

February 14, 2008: The Northern Illinois University shooting was a school shooting that took place on February 14, 2008, during which a student shot multiple people on the campus of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, United States, killing five and injuring 21, before committing suicide.

October 26, 2009: A graduate student fatally shot himself in the presence of a professor, in the professor's office, on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University.

March 26, 2011: a 15-year-old suspended student, returned to School in Martinsville, Indiana with a handgun. In the entrance of the school, he encountered a 15-year-old and shot him twice in the abdomen. He fled the school and was arrested shortly after.


February 27, 2012: A student 17, is believed to have taken handgun and a knife to school and fired ten shots at a group of students sitting at a cafeteria table. Three students died in the attack; a 16-year-old boy died immediately, and two other male students died from their wounds the following day. Three other students were injured.

August 24, 2012: In Homer, Georgia, a 16-year-old student fatally shot himself in a school restroom.

August 27, 2012: In Perry Hall, Maryland. A student, 15, allegedly took a double barrel shotgun to Perry Hall High School and fired shots inside the school cafeteria. A 17-year-old senior with Down syndrome was hit in the lower back while he was sitting at a table and suffered critical wounds.

September 26, 2012: In Stillwater, Oklahoma, A student, 13, shot himself in the head shortly before classes started.

November 29, 2012: In Taylorsville, Utah, A student, 14, shot himself in front of other students. He reportedly was suspended from school on the day of his suicide. His mother picked him up from school at about 1:30 pm and took her son home before returning to work. He then took a gun and walked back to the school around 3 pm. He met a group of students on the pedestrian bridge where he pulled out the gun he had carried with and shot himself in front of those students.

December 14, 2012: An adult 20, killed 27 people and himself in Newtown, Connecticut school. He first killed his mother at their shared home before taking her guns and driving to the school. During the attack, 20 first-grade children aged six and seven were killed, along with six adults, including the principal and the school psychologist.

All from Wikipedia list. THESE ARE NOT RANDOM!!!

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Posted by Teacher on 01/10/2013 at 7:50 AM

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