Georgia counties considering arming teachers

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  1. DonT

    DonT Deplorable bitter clinger.

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    https://www.myajc.com/blog/get-scho...ers-responsible-risky/Bnjrsrt5IMXHbbwTsSTNrI/

    Fannin County

     
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  2. Bkite

    Bkite PawPaw x 3

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    A big reason, out of the few, that prompted our move northerly was the fact that my daughter moved my grandchildren to Blue Ridge. From what I have seen and heard my opinion about Olivia's school in particular is positive.
     
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  3. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Any idea whether this is likely to pass the board?
     
  4. DonT

    DonT Deplorable bitter clinger.

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    Great question.

    Is there anyone here on the forum from Fannin County who might have an insight on that?
     
  5. Bkite

    Bkite PawPaw x 3

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    I am corresponding with my daughter about this now.
     
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  6. NWGA45

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    Perhaps the best paragraph in that article:

    In a letter explaining his support, Fannin Superintendent Michael Gwatney wrote, “Emergencies do occur, though, and just like a defibrillator, a tourniquet, or a fire extinguisher, a firearm is – at its core – a tool. The spirit of board policy…is to create an opportunity for certain trained volunteer personnel to use that tool to stop – or at least minimize – the damage being done by one who has complete disregard for human life, as well as society’s laws, and is inappropriately using a weapon to harm or kill others.

    This superintendent understands.
     
  7. DonT

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  8. DonT

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    Laurens County.

     
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  9. GM404

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    I always liked it up in the Blue Ridge area and almost bought a house up in McCaysville not too long ago, but decided against it since we will eventually move out to "flyover" country. But, if I were to stay here in Georgia, then I sure as hell would be going up north.
     
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  10. A. McClure

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    One astute poster's take on the decision. received_10211590218970954.jpeg vx583dd4ac.png
     
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  11. GM404

    GM404 Well-Known Member

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    I am just so sick and tired of this race narrative.
     
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  12. TimBob

    TimBob Old, Slow, Boring Dude

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  13. xd45packer

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    Even if there were, I doubt most teachers would feel that threatened by an unarmed teenager/child of any race over there.
     
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  14. EJR914

    EJR914 Cheezburger Operator

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    It's about darn time!
     
  15. tmoore912

    tmoore912 Just a Man

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    I never thought we would see a school put up one of these signs in GA. Pleasantly surprised.

    [​IMG]Victoria De Cardenas‏Verified account @VictoriaWGXA
    HAPPENING NOW: Students are returning to Laurens County Schools for the first day of school. This is the sign welcoming them back after the school board voted in April for a policy that allowed staff to carry firearms within the schools. @WGXAnews

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    7:06 AM - 8 Aug 2018 from West Laurens Middle School
     
  16. tmoore912

    tmoore912 Just a Man

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    https://wgxa.tv/news/local/laurens-county-students-armed-teachers-head-back-to-school
    Laurens County students, armed teachers head back to school
     
  17. StarJack

    StarJack Well Aged Member

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  18. TimBob

    TimBob Old, Slow, Boring Dude

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    Everyone needs a car safe / lock box. Of course, he should have had the gun with him!