Marty’s Opinion on Arming Teachers: NO FUCKING WAY.

Important Note: THE NAMES HAVE BEEN CHANGED

In The Chaos Household

Last Night

Came across this today – Accidental shootings raise questions about arming teachers

Here’s my armed teacher story (it’s all true, but the names have been changed).

I was raised in a gun culture community.

Nearly 50 years later, it’s just as gun-centric – the first day of deer season remains a legal school holiday.

The local paper still adds extra pages for pictures of dead deer and beaming children posed with long guns.

But one incident, way back when, defined the limit.

When I was in 8th grade a teacher pulled a gun on a student.

It was April 1st, April Fool’s Day, and Harvey, the class cut-up, was called up to the math teacher’s desk for some infraction.

Harve kinda loped up, and with one fluid movement, pulled a pair of scissors out of his back pocket and cut off Mr. Christian’s necktie, just under the knot.

Mr. Christian sat there, stunned for a moment, and then bent down to pick up and open his briefcase.

Seems Mr. Christian was packing something special, a .38 special, which he trained at Harve’s head.

Everyone froze.

Mr. French, the teacher in the next classroom, hearing the odd quiet, came in to see what was going on.

He talked Mr. Christian into dropping the gun.

Because pulling a gun on a student was such an egregious violation of local norms, Harve’s punishment was tempered to a couple days off, and Mr. Christian ‘retired’ that day.

No charges were filed and Mr. French was never celebrated as a hero.

The story never appeared in any newspaper and the incident is still only whispered about.

So, yeah, I have a definite opinion about arming teachers.

No fucking way.

Source: 

http://www.suprmchaos.com/bcEnt-Tue-121019.index.html

Reposted with Permission:

Hi David – 
It’s OK with me.
FWIW,  ‘the rest of the story’…
Mr. Christian ‘retired’ and collected his pension, taught Sunday school, and died of old age.
Mr. French, a victim of early onset Alzheimer’s, had his career cut short.  
And poor, dear Harve ‘straightened out’ and joined the Navy the week after graduation, then died in a boating accident a couple years later.
Sometimes karma is someone else’s bitch.
Sigh.
Marty

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