Sometimes I am very happy that I live in the state of Tennessee.
The state government of Tennessee with the Governor's approval is working on a plan to "secretly" arm teachers in the state public schools. This is so a Sandy Hook event will not happen and the shooter would be taken out by a teacher or the principal!
Portion from article:
Tennessee has emerged this week as a center of the “the answer is more guns in schools” sentiment following the Newtown, Conn. elementary school shooting.
A member of the Republican-controlled legislature plans during its upcoming session to introduce a bill that would allow the state to pay for secretly armed teachers in classrooms so, the sponsor told TPM, potential shooters don’t know who has a gun and who doesn’t.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) has said the idea will be part of his discussions about how to prevent a shooting like the one in Newtown from happening in the Volunteer State.
The current language of the bill — which is in its early form — would allow for either a so-called “resource officer” (essentially an armed police officer, the kind which most Tennessee high schools have already) or an armed member of the faculty or staff in every school in the state.
The choice would allow schools that can’t afford a resource officer to fulfill the requirement without having to pay for anything beyond the cost of the training and, presumably, the weapon. But Niceley said schools should use the wiggle room to train and keep on hand armed staff not in uniform.
That’s the best way to protect students, he said.
It would be like the marshall air program. There would not be an identification of who has the guns in school and who doesn't.
My hope is they arm all the principals at the schools too. Have the principals take shooting lessons if necessary and all of them have concealed weapon permits.
Wow, Tennessee leading the states in this form is awesome!