As a school attorney, I have advised many public schools on how existing Federal and State law can already allow a school board to choose to authorize designated school staff (that are not law enforcement) to conceal carry on school property. We have done this primarily in rural areas where law enforcement average response times are measured in half hours and hours. This is not the “school marshal” Texas statue but using existing state and Federal law that is broader. No new law is needed—this can be implemented as soon as a board desires. However, even this is not enough. Those designated to carry would likely never be trained enough to handle an active shooter scenario, and what if they were not in the right part of the school when seconds count. Also note, teachers went to college and picked their career because they wanted to be teachers... not cops/marksmen. 1) Schools are soft targets that need to be hardened. Federal and State funds should be made available to harden school facilities. Even simple and inexpensive tools to lock down class and hallway doors can make a difference. If a fire alarm is pulled but gunfire is at all detected, have sensors that will automatically alarm (unique) for an active shooter and call police. Schools should also be designed better for this new reality with consideration for access and exit points. 2) Until our country comes to grips and resolves the “gun control/access/2Amendment” debate, guns are everywhere and access (legal or illegal) is wide open. We need highly trained law enforcement officers at school campuses. Many school districts have their own police departments, but they are often spread thin. Charter schools have none. 3) I would propose that the federal government offer a tax exclusion benefit (similar to combat pay) to officers working in schools. This will benefit by making school salaries (even if lower then a municipal pd) more attractive and help schools afford law enforcement. I would also suggest that a significant tax exclusion benefit could be available for any LEO that might volunteer on their off duty time to help protect school campuses. Additionally, we could encourage and incentivize retired LEOs to help cover our schools by passing laws allowing them to get their retirement/pension without penalty even if they are working for schools and also use the tax exclusion structure to cover any compensation they are paid. 4) I would also have State and Federal funding be made available through grants to schools and city/county Law Enforcement Agencies that form MOUs and Inter-local agreements to increase law enforcement at schools. The above are very doable solutions and should receive bipartisan support. They are also common sense. It won’t completely solve the problem but these are meaningful steps in the right direction and a better idea then arming teachers which is just deflection. Side note: school police or officers assigned to a school could use special ammunition (frangible) to eliminate most ricochets, over penetration and other dangers. 5) We need real mental healthcare options for students and adults. What we have now is a complete failure. The Federal special ed laws have created a cottage industry of lawyers and advocates. But the laws are so complicated that schools acting in good faith still have large compliance gaps, parents do not understand or misunderstand their rights; and for the most part, students with extreme behavior issues, violence, mental illnesses and emotionally disturbed are just plain hard to provide FAPE to and hard to balance against the rights of all other students. In many ways both school systems and student/parents are trapped in legalistic catch-22’s by the IDEA law and court decisions. And when they become adults there is hardly any public resources to effectively address mental illnesses. What say you? Like or share Mr J Hoffer
He's telling you his lobbying and political contributions are more important than students and teachers.
This would generate more gun sales.
I’m a 2nd Grade teacher and my undergraduate degree in English Literature and Master of Arts in Teaching does not include guns. I teach children how to read, write, think and solve problems without violence. We need to pull our resources and shutdown the NRA! Follow the money trail...
What’s taking so long to IMPEACH this dangerous idiot?
Other countries manage best by decreasing sales.
The only thing that matters to Trump and republicans is money. Not their God, not our country, not kids being shot, nothing but money.
If trump truly thinks this is a good idea, maybe he should get a gun, slash the Secret Service’s budget and protect himself!
$$$$$$$30 million dollar bribe by the terrorist arms dealing NRA, the new Lecherous King of CONs bought and paid for!!
It's quite evident he's insane.
Answer to that is Yes, I am insane and I am the goddamned tweeter in chief, says Dolt 45!
Classic NRA response, Why?. it sells more guns to more people. But consider this. That teacher has to be at the right place at the right time to do any good as most mass shooting are over in a matter of minutes. In the shooting at Florida there was and armed school resource officer there. Despite years of training he did not want to confront a shooter armed with and AR-15 when he had only a hand gun. Almost no teachers have live shooter or more correctly COMBAT training and none of them can say what they will do when actually in that scenario. When police do arrive their first priority is to secure the premises of armed individuals. Having multiple armed people confuses that issue.
Is that even a question?
Consult with those impacted on “great” ideas that make their ways into our creative little brains, before sharing them publicly. Always a safer rule than blurting them out.
After the latest charges against this administration I wouldn't trust Trump to clean my toilet... He knows the Best People... FFFFFFFFF
Just what we need, a gunfight in a building full of kids
Yes!! Our whoremongering, pathological liar, crook and trailer had no real solution. The NRA bought Trump!! $30 million contributed by to his campaign. More kids and adults will die like animals to the slaughter. Congress is also guilty of samed thing. All the NRA can come up with is more guns. Their answer: A bad guy with a gun requires a good guy with a gun. [email protected]@!!
This is presented like all teachers are saying this. Try visiting a few other sites. There are plenty of teachers who have what it would take to step up to the plate and protect their students in an emergency situation.
A Teacher could not handle a active shooter!
Someone needs to start LISTENING to the Teachers!
The job of a teacher is to do just that teach,not to take care of the safety of the school or the students,the goverment has to do so.
short answer to that insane question , YES.!
The answer to that question is YES!!!
he seems to have a learning disability,kinda slow it seems.
yes, and we all know it, now impeach him and let's move on
Yes he is definitely insane, some dementia, low IQ, SMALL HANDS😅
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it's willful ignorance if they are "starting to realize" now, when so many economists told them that this was pure bullshit to claim it a bill for working people but they could not be bothered to listen!
C'mon, Facebook! Is a 'NO SHIT, SHERLOCK' button *really* too much to ask for?
give everybody a dime in deductions but take away existing deductions to the tune of 10 dollars, so your taxes went up 9.90
Really, took you long enough. It was obvious to any one with at least half a brain. Too bad that leaves out trumps base.
Awwwwwwww, you mean his supporters finally got a clue that he doesn't care about them? Boo frickin hoo
It is not just a give away, it is a theft.
it is like starting to realize that rain is wet.
Yup, big money for big money
Any one checked the price of gas and groceries lately? We got screwed!!
They are just now realizing it! Lol... not the brightest light bulbs, are they?
America Awakes Slowly as the saying goes " you can fool some of the people some of the time but not all of the people all of the time "
You always have to read between the lines ? You don't get it forever, corp. do !
Wow that took a while. Not quick on the uptake huh?
Corporate Tax cut in hopes they will pass it on to workers ... Lol 😂Tell me the last time that happened...
All for one, and none for you.
Some people are really slow learners.
The snake oil salesman strikes again.
Hello! Ding dong! Ding dong! The guys a phony!!
The you know all ready the tax cut was a fraud? O good The you understand finale!!
The Cult of Personality surrounding demagogue Trump will never, never understand.
Well some people are a little slow on the uptake the rest of us knew it from the start
Just beginning to wake up? Lol...we knew ...
Bet ya dt blames O for this heist 🤔
I knew it was a scam before it passed!!! We need to repeal it!!!
Dear Mr trump and tribe, you cannot rewrite history no matter how hard you try. Your mother, father, two wives and their parents were/are all immigrants! We are all immigrants. We are a nation of immigrants!
I hope someone is keeping a list of all the spiteful and nasty things Trump has done, so they can all be restored when he's done with this mission of national destruction.
More Orwellian rewrite! A Nation of Immigrants to “A Nation of Immigrants? We’re not a Nation of Immigrants. We’ve never been a Nation of Immigrants. Where does it say we’ve been a Nation of Immigrants”? Orwellian 1984, 2018 Style. War is Peace, Ignorance is Strength, Freedom is Slavery.
The good party will put it back in. We ARE a nation of immigrants. We can't engage in trying to erase our history.
What is going up be left of our nation, today Trump also gutted the Americans With Disabilities Act, returning it to 1989....
The KKKTrump Regime is trying to Whitewash America. It's not going to work.
#resist #resisttrump #ITMFA
It's like a contest between all the Trump appointees to see who can be the most deplorable...I wish I could say this was the winner, but geeze, they're ALL SO BAD!!!
Unless you're 100% Native Americans, ALL our ancestors were immigrants. If immigrants were denied, WE WOULDN'T BE HERE.
There is no basement to how low this administration will go.
Animal Farm, meets 1984.
This is sad. The only context in which I would have supported the removal of "nation of immigrants" is if it were to do so with a modification to include or prioritize an acknowledgement of the First Nations people who are STILL HERE as well as those who were brought here against their will.
Not a surprise with this administration
WE ARE A NATION OF IMMIGRANTS. The only "100% Americans" are those who are 100% Native American. The rest of us are descendants of immigrants. I can trace some of mine back to pre-revolution, but my father is 2nd generation. Some of my ancestors came here fleeing religious persecution; some came fleeing poverty; my grandfather and his siblings were all sent to different countries by their stepmother. My extended family includes immigrants and descendants of immigrants from 3 continents. Immigrants revitalize and enrich our country.
I do not like this at all.
Under this administration if you aren’t white your not welcome expect his in-laws who now with chain emigration they are American citizens.
With a ring in their nose and a halter on their shoulders, they follow obediently a false leader down the road to total fascism.
Are they going to take down the Statue of Liberty next and bomb Ellis Island into a sand bar?
They are trying to do as much as they can before the ax falls. Hopefully we still have some semblance of a country then
This thing in the White House has such great ideas. Impeach now.
WE ARE A NATION OF IMMIGRANTS, DELETING IT DOESNT CHANGE ANYTHING.
Who gets to decide that? 45 and his staff???
DJT is really doing a number on the US isn't he???
When it can’t get any worse it does....🤬
These changes may seem small, but they speak volumes. 😢
Another step toward ethnic cleansing. Like with Hitler, it started with a trickle.
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