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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:22 PM

Ohio school board approves carrying of handguns by custodial staff

What could possibly go wrong?

http://www.toledoblade.com/Education/2013/01/10/Montpelier-school-board-approves-carrying-of-handguns-by-custodial-staff.html

Montpelier school board approves carrying of handguns by custodial staff

MONTPELIER, Ohio - The Montpelier Exempted Village Schools Board of Education has approved the carrying of handguns by its custodial staff.

The 5-0 vote of the board Wednesday night to allow handgun training for four custodians to be able to tote weapons at the K-12 campus at the Williams County school came after last month's deadly shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

School officials say that having armed personnel - believed to be the first for any school system in Ohio - is designed to thwart incidents of violence and prevent what happened in Newtown, Conn., from occurring here.

"Sitting back and doing nothing and hoping it doesn't happen to you is just not good policy anymore. There is a need for schools to beef up their security measures," Supertendent Jamie Grime told The Blade today. "Having guns in the hands of the right people are not a hindrance. They are a means to protect."

School board President Larry Martin said that while the school distict began looking into arming employees about six months ago, the board didn't announce the concept publicly until Wednesday's monthly meeting.


Maybe this isn't as crazy as it sounds at first blush. Maybe Montpelier, OH has a longstanding policy of only hiring janitorial staff straight out of Special Forces or retired SWAT officers. I mean, we all saw what Stephen Segal did to a bunch of terrorists using only a bucket, a ladel, and a flour sifter.


FREEZE, PUNK!


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Reply Ohio school board approves carrying of handguns by custodial staff (Original post)
Bucky Jan 2013 OP
bowens43 Jan 2013 #1
Speck Tater Jan 2013 #2
denverbill Jan 2013 #3
JimDandy Jan 2013 #7
cilla4progress Jan 2013 #4
Bucky Jan 2013 #5
JimDandy Jan 2013 #6

Response to Bucky (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:28 PM

1. what can you say to this kind of stupidity.......

I mean these guys are janitors (not that there's anything wrong with that) for crying out loud.

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:32 PM

2. This is so that the shooters will know who to kill first.

 

The bad guy keeps his guns under his trench coat until he spots the janitors, and then takes them out first.

This makes the kids safer how?

And that doesn't even touch on the unhinged janitor with a gun who's pissed because he didn't get a raise, or got chewed out for not keeping the toilets clean enough.

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:33 PM

3. This should certainly help with the janitors job security.

I don't think anyone will want to deliver the message that they've been fired.

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Response to denverbill (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:57 PM

7. The new term now will be "Going Janitorial"

Won't the postal service be relieved.

Actually very worrisome, because fired or even disgruntled workers often go back to the place of employment and start shooting.

DUMB DUMB school board.

ETA Actually...

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:40 PM

4. Till the first grade school student

is accidentally caught in fatal cross-fire ...

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:47 PM

5. Kid don't wanna get shot, little mutherfucker needs to pick up that candy wrapper

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:53 PM

6. This is for show. The janitorial staff never

came on duty till after school hours, when I was going to K-12. During school hours, only ONE janitor was on duty-basically for vomit clean up and toilet overflows.

And some of the janitors were hired to give work to the mentally challenged. No more jobs for them in OH-they will be in the "No guns for you" database.

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