Thursday, December 20, 2012

Texas Town Allows Teachers To Carry Concealed Guns, Superintendent Defends Policy In Wake of Sandy Hook Shooting

A Texas School Superintendent defended his policy to allow teachers to carry concealed guns on Fox and Friends.

In 2007, the Harrold, Texas school district made the decision to allow teachers to carry concealed guns at school to protect their students against potential violence. In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, and amid new calls for gun control, that district’s methods are getting a closer look.

David Thweatt, Superintendent of Harrold district schools, joined Fox and Friends to defend the gun policy. He noted the “passive” security precautions taken, including cameras and magnetic locked doors, but stressed that a plan was needed to really protect the children.

“What seemed to me to be a problem … is that we basically left our schools open to attack — This is like putting a sign in front of your house that says ‘I really think that it’s a good idea to come and attack me because I don’t believe in guns’ — and that’s exactly what we were trying to avoid,” he said.

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