Southern Indiana School District Considers Arming Teachers Amid Increasing Threats

by AWR HAWKINS  |  published on December 16, 2015

In the face of the growing threat of attacks against unarmed students and faculty around the country, southern Indiana’s West Clark Community School District is considering arming a number of teachers in each school for self-defense.

News regarding consideration of an armed teacher policy first broke on December 14, the day before the Los Angeles Unified School District issued a system-wide school shutdown in due to a terror threat.

According to WTHR, West Clark School Board Secretary Doug Coffman is pushing to arm teachers. He is not seeking concealed carry throughout the school district. Rather, he wants a number of teachers in each school–preferably those with military or law enforcement experience–to have access to guns in safes hidden in the schools. Coffman believes such teachers “could provide extra support to resource officers” who are already on West Clark campuses.

  • pete G

    Of course liberal Democrats think this is nuts. All you have to do is suggest something that makes sense and they go bananas. They think the solution is taking our guns. They just can’t see how bad Obama wants our guns or maybe they would tone it down——to save themselves. If those military guys would have been armed instead of Obama passing a rule that they can’t be armed on a military base, (which is the most ridiculous thing i have heard of yet from this fool) like they should have at Fort Hood that filthy Muslim would be dead. I believe Obama should be responsible for any ignorant rules like this he comes up with.

  • edorr1atcoxdotnet

    Yes, and the shooter doesn’t give them time to get armed; if you’re going to give them arms let them have immediate access.

  • Alan

    The fear of reprisal can be a strong deterrent in itself. When confronted with the possibility of being shot so full of holes that it would make a colander look like a wash-basin, I would dare to bet that these sick minds, hearts and souls which choose to practice their heinous acts in gun-free zones would rethink their actions.

  • KDC

    There ya go! Finally some common sense!

  • a flag waving AMERICAN mike

    I think it is a good idea as long as they have the right training. I don’t like having them lock up in one spot and having to go there to get a gun.better Idea the teacher can have the gun locked in a lock box or gun safe be hind there desk and when the teacher leaves for the day drops it off at the office to be locked up for the night.and pick it up when the teacher comes in the morning be for class. if the bad guys new that the teachers were armed they might think twice be for going to a school that he new had armed teachers waiting for them

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