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GUNS: Classroom is no place for firearms

Letter by Linda P. Allison, Tacoma on Dec. 31, 2012 at 11:39 am with No Comments »
December 31, 2012 1:50 pm

Guns in the classroom? Let’s think this through.

As a retired teacher, I can say that not all students sit with their hands folded on their desks and their feet underneath. Perhaps many students will respond to this tactic idea. However, there will be intelligent, clever young people who will take this as a challenge to see if that gun or guns can be found and swept away in a cheerful game of “I can beat the system.”

If we don’t want guns to appear in the schools, then why are we considering taking them into the classroom. Where will a teacher hide this gun? Wear a hostler? Hide it under a desk? In a locked drawer? Or even in a locked vault in the office? Tell me what is the reasoning in these suggestions to protect our children?

One parent tells me that their school locks the doors when all of the students are inside, and they are accompanied when they go outside. To me, this seems more logical then passing guns around for supposed protection.


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