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SHALL WE PLAY A GAME?
ARMED TEACHER SCENARIOS
First grader finds hiding place of gun when teacher isn’t looking and pretends to shoot friend not realizing he’s released the safety. Kills the student. WINNER: NONE
STUDENT WITH INTENT
Student learns where teacher keeps gun. One day student is despondent and decides to commit suicide and take others with him. Kills teacher, kills two students, kills self. WINNER: NONE
Teacher despondent after a series of life-changing events. Takes out gun and shoots self in front of classroom. Teacher dead. WINNER: NONE
Teacher responds to loud noise in hallway. See a person with a gun and shoots them. Other person is another teacher with a gun also investigating the loud noise. Teacher dead. WINNER: NONE
STUDENT WITH GUN
Teacher sees a student with a gun. Accesses gun and yells at student to drop weapon, student turns, teacher shoots the student. Student was taking prop fake gun for school play back to office to be secured. Student dead. WINNER: NONE
ACTIVE SHOOTER CONFRONTATION
Teacher hears popping in hallway. Accesses gun and opens door. Active shooter with assault weapon shoots teacher, enters open classroom door, shoots students who have no time to hide or escape. Teacher dead, 25 students dead. WINNER: NONE.
OK CORRAL SHOOTOUT
Teacher hears popping noise in hallway. Accesses gun as shooter enters classroom. Gun battle ensues resulting in Teacher, shooter, and several students killed. WINNER: NONE.
Teacher hears popping noise in hallway. Accesses gun. Begins to quietly evacuate students to safety, but accidentally discharges gun and shoots one of the students. WINNER: NONE
ACCIDENTAL POLICE SHOOTING
Teacher hears popping noise in hallway. Evacuates students to safe area and returns classroom. Accesses gun. Identifies shooter. Kills shooter. Police enter, see a person with gun and orders the person to drop their gun. Person turns, police shoot and kill teacher. WINNER: NONE.
STRANGE GAME. IT SEEMS THE ONLY WAY TO WIN IS NOT TO PLAY.
Jim Brown said:
Apparently the writer is not familiar with CCW training, practice, awareness,… A well trained CCW person wouldn’t do what you have suggested and if their training was that bad they should be in jail as wsell as the class they took shut down.
Paul Kiser said:
I am aware of the CCW training, which is minimal training and does not include ongoing tactical training. An active shooter situation is an extremely stressful situation filled with high emotion. Police must undergo constant training to stay current on tactical training.
But here are the problems with your raising the CCW training issue. First, it’s not required in all states, so people can carry with no training. Second, the training has no standardization. In Reno, a trainer spent much of his time ranting about how Obama was going to take away all gun rights. Is that training?
There is no plausible scenario where guns make schools safer. None. Even if a teacher neutralizes a threat then they have to live with the fact that they took someone’s life. Teachers should not be trained killers. That’s not what parents want in the job description.