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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 07:38 PM

There is NO way I would shoot a student. I would shield myself infront of my kids, protect them

but no way would I shoot one.

I am a teacher and I would NEVER be armed at school. There is no way any true teacher would ever consider shooting a student even if that student were shooting in the classroom. We would do all we could to protect our students but that includes ALL students


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Reply There is NO way I would shoot a student. I would shield myself infront of my kids, protect them (Original post)
demtenjeep Jan 2013 OP
Not Me Jan 2013 #1
Kalidurga Jan 2013 #2
demtenjeep Jan 2013 #3
Kalidurga Jan 2013 #4
demtenjeep Jan 2013 #5
Kalidurga Jan 2013 #6
Silent3 Jan 2013 #7
randome Jan 2013 #11
hlthe2b Jan 2013 #8
femmocrat Jan 2013 #9
Tab Jan 2013 #10
Coyote_Tan Jan 2013 #12
demtenjeep Jan 2013 #13
DevonRex Jan 2013 #14
demtenjeep Jan 2013 #15

Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 07:39 PM

1. You reassured me

that there are sane people in this discussion.
Thank you for all you do for kids.

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Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 07:41 PM

2. This is why it's good thing I am not a teacher...

I would do anything to protect my students. Hopefully that would never require lethal force. I wouldn't have a gun with me though, so shooting back wouldn't be an option.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 07:42 PM

3. you wouldn't shoot a kid

trust me. I would put myself infront of my students but I would never shoot a kid

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Response to demtenjeep (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 07:47 PM

4. It is very very likely I wouldn't...

and as much as it pains me I probably would shield a student. Not being a hero just the instinct to protect the young. I think it is hard wired. But, that being said I can't be certain if given the chance I wouldn't take a shooter down. But, I wouldn't have a gun so I have no idea how that would happen, I am not an action hero.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 07:49 PM

5. but see...in all likely situations, the "shooter" could very well be your student as well

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Response to demtenjeep (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 07:52 PM

6. Could be...

but my main concern would be to protect the innocent. Whatever happens to a perp isn't quite as important to me. I would hope the situation could be resolved without anyone getting injured first and foremost. But, if that isn't possible my second priority would be to have as little harm done as possible. If that means all I have is a chair to throw at the shooter so be it there will be a chair or whatever thrown at his/her head.

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Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 07:58 PM

7. I wouldn't shoot, but only because I wouldn't likely be armed.

If somehow I were armed, and had the presence of mind to not be freaking out, I'd shoot someone who was shooting at other people, whether the shooter were a student or not.

Simply standing in the way is only likely to add one more fatality, not save the person you're protecting, unless the shooter just happened to be down to one last bullet, and that bullet wasn't powerful to go through two people.

You position is understandable, but I don't think it's particularly heroic or commendable.

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Response to Silent3 (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:20 PM

11. I think most people would react as you described. I know I would.

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Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 08:37 PM

8. Thankfully. I think it is obscene that anyone would suggest teachers be required to make that choice

I can not imagine being the parent of a child in a school where teachers were being coerced to do so.

Gawd/goddess help us all if we can't find a way out of this insanity.

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Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:12 PM

9. I wouldn't shoot a groundhog, let alone a student. n/t

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Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:17 PM

10. And I've been wondering about that

The NRA would like to arm teachers, but really, what teacher wants to try to kill a student? And what students want teachers that are packing? Talk about a culture of violence.

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Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:20 PM

12. Bull...

 

You made that decision for you... Whoopie...

Some other "true" teachers would shoot, stab, stomp, tackle, drop a soda machine on an attacker to save lives. They are just as pure as you are...

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Response to Coyote_Tan (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:24 PM

13. bull. Teachers love all their students the STraight A no issues as well as the smart asses

oh and before you call me a gun grabber, I have my concealed carry as does my husband. We have a few firearms so NO we are not gun grabbers

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Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:40 PM

14. Teachers should not have

to make that mental switch - from looking at a person as a student to realizing they're a murderer who's trying to kill all the other students and you. It would be a horrific thing to have to do, akin to a parent realizing their child is a murderer.

Personally, I think it wouldn't work well for most teachers. Even if the teacher really wanted to protect the others and had no qualms about firearms and self defense issues, etc, I believe there would be hesitation. And hesitation when you have a firearm, in the face of a person who is armed and has no hesitation, is deadly every single time. Therefore, it's useless at best. At worst it gets you killed. But beforehand it prevents teachers from making other workable escape plans, because they may believe they could handle it.

So, I'm glad you know you couldn't do it. Personally, I wouldn't send my kids to a school with armed teachers. No way in hell. As it is, I had to give a police officer or 2 a piece of my mind while my boys were growing up. That was enough armed confrontation for me regarding my children, tyvm.

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Response to DevonRex (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:56 PM

15. exactly

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