The Harrold Independent School District in Texas has an innovative solution to school violence: more weapons on campus. The district Superintendent laid out a compelling case:
"When the federal government started making schools gun-free zones, that’s when all of these shootings started. Why would you put it out there that a group of people can’t defend themselves? That’s like saying ‘sic ’em’ to a dog," Thweatt said in Friday’s online edition of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Thweatt said officials researched the policy and considered other options for about a year before approving the policy change. He said the district also has various other security measures in place to prevent a school shooting.
I would love to know what that “year of research” entailed. My guess is that it involved 11 months of trying to connect his computer to the Internet, followed by three weeks of signing up for AOL, concluding with a week of reading the NRA’s web page.
Is Superintendent Thweatt concerned about students being hit in the cross fire? No, because the armed teachers “have to use ammunition that is designed to minimize the risk of ricochet in school halls.”
That is a relief.
Countdown until Tim Fox proposes this for Montana schools…10…9…8