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Wed Nov 21, 2018, 04:36 PM

MSD shooting: Sheriff supports armed teachers to stop school shooters

Source: Associated Press

Sheriff supports armed teachers to stop school shooters

By TERRY SPENCER, ASSOCIATED PRESS FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. Nov 21, 2018, 10:46 AM ET

The sheriff leading the state commission investigating Florida's high school massacre says he now believes trained, volunteer teachers should have access to guns so they can stop shooters who get past other safeguards.

Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, chairman of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission, said he will ask the panel to recommend state law be changed so teachers who undergo background checks and extensive training will be allowed to have guns on campus as a last line of defense. It's a proposal that both the state teachers union and PTA oppose.

Gualtieri told The Associated Press this week he long believed only law enforcement personnel should carry guns at school, but his position "morphed" after studying other shootings and watching security video of the Feb. 14 Stoneman Douglas attack, which left 14 students and three staff members dead.

He said it "gnaws" at him that suspect Nikolas Cruz stopped firing five times to reload his AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, but no teacher or other school employee could use those pauses to shoot Cruz. The athletic director and a coach, both unarmed, died trying to stop Cruz and at least one teacher minutes later would have had a clear shot.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2018, 05:03 PM

1. So...

Guess who gets shot first? Teachers. Just in case they are armed.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2018, 05:39 PM

2. I am very confident that the would be shooter

Is going to announce they have a gun before they start shooting. I am wondering how they are going to explain it when a 1st grader finds the gun and shoots their classmates and the teacher. Oh, yes, if teachers are allowed to carry the kids will also have that knowledge and may encourage them to just take the gun off the teacher. Oh yeah, is the teacher going to be expected to know how to use a gun....you know that training people should have? Nice if they do not have training and they shoot anybody but the intended target...what will their excuse be then?

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