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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 06:44 PM

Paging NRA: 32-Year Veteran School Guard Leaves Gun In School Bathroom.

The NRA made it clear – guns in schools will make them safe. “The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” Well, unless that good guy leaves his gun in the school’s bathroom so he can neither protect his charges nor keep them from having access to his gun.

On January 13th of this year…just four days ago the Chatfield School in Lapeer, Michigan followed the directive of the NRA…to the letter. They hired an armed guard, an experienced Sheriff’s Deputy to take charge of security for their 500 child school. The announcement said “Thirty-two year retired Sheriff’s deputy in charge” and it was observed by the local Tea Party spokesperson that “a visitor to Chatfield School might mistake Clark Arnold for a smiling, kindly grandfather waiting for one of its nearly 500 students.”

Arnold, a 32-year veteran of the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept., as well as a firearms instructor, has been hired by the 16-year-old charter school academy as the county’s first armed school security officer. The decision was applauded by Bruce Cady, a trustee on the Chatfield Board of Directors, who added, “Absolutely. The decision was made for the good of the kids. We took the wellbeing of the kids and their safety into consideration. The events that have been happening in the schools is very concerning and that’s why we took the action we did.”

Just three days later…a report from the Flint Journal says that “A security officer at a Lapeer charter school left a firearm unattended in a school bathroom on Monday, Jan. 14, a school official said.

The rest: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/01/17/32-year-veteran-school-guard-leaves-gun-in-school-bathroom/

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Reply Paging NRA: 32-Year Veteran School Guard Leaves Gun In School Bathroom. (Original post)
JaneyVee Jan 2013 OP
joeybee12 Jan 2013 #1
nadinbrzezinski Jan 2013 #2
CountAllVotes Jan 2013 #3
ecstatic Jan 2013 #4
AtheistCrusader Jan 2013 #9
sarisataka Jan 2013 #16
Liberal_in_LA Jan 2013 #5
Initech Jan 2013 #6
Zoeisright Jan 2013 #7
dogman Jan 2013 #8
SunSeeker Jan 2013 #10
coldbeer Jan 2013 #11
kairos12 Jan 2013 #12
Coyotl Jan 2013 #13
ReRe Jan 2013 #14
ZombieHorde Jan 2013 #15

Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 06:47 PM

1. knr

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 06:56 PM

2. Thankfully none got hurt.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 06:57 PM

3. how brilliant!

Simply brilliant!!

Wear it and weep Mr. Sheriff!

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 07:01 PM

4. omfg. wtf? His stupidity/wrecklessness aside, can a guy use the bathroom safely

with his weapon still on?

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:32 PM

9. Cops do this from time to time.

Bathroom breaks may not necessitate it, but certain carry options might. certain inside the waistband holsters, perhaps.

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:29 AM

16. In most cases

it is possible to use a bathroom while armed and not need to remove a pistol from a holster. One very good reason to have some form of retention holster.

A few styles of concealment holsters are not very convenient for using the bathroom, but generally those styles of holster are designed to be easily removed. The gun never leaves the holster and when finished the holster is replaced.

Even fewer do not promote this option and the gun is better removed to avoid dropping out of the holster. In this case it is suggested to remove a shoe and place the gun in the shoe. It is hard to walk away and not notice you have only one foot in a shoe.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 07:04 PM

5. oops

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 07:09 PM

6. Epic fail for gun nuts.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:00 PM

7. But but but but

Gunz make us SAFER!!

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:16 PM

8. That didn't take long.

The NRA solution to shooting, send guns. Pouring gas and waiting for a spark.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:41 PM

10. Unbelievable. Charter schools are usually so well run.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:52 PM

11. A revolver was found in the bathroom of a local vocational

school (EHOVE). This was last fall. It was left by a veteran
guard who worked evenings when school was not in session.
He got his tit in the ringer but he got his gun and his job
back. So, yes, these schools do have armed guards and the
presents of weapons is not always a good thing.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:12 PM

12. Paging Barney Fife The NRA Has a Job For You

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:17 PM

13. Whereever children are congregated, make sure there is a gun. How is that a good idea? n/t

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:19 PM

14. A few things...

... The School Guard is not 32 yrs old. He's a 32-year veteran who served as a Deputy for the County Sheriff. Think Barney Fife. (I never did see his actual age.)

Also, he's working for a charter school, which one can assume would be of the same political stripe and possibly a supporter of the NRA. And hiring a Guard is what the NRA suggested for all schools.

What's the big hullabaloo if the gun was indeed unloaded? Who found the gun? A child? Did someone bring it to the office? A teacher? Or the Principal? Was the Guard even aware that he had left it in the bathroom? If the gun was unloaded, why was it unloaded? What good is a Guard with an unloaded gun?

Even though local police aren't going to charge the School Guard, shouldn't the charter school fire him? If I was the school administrator, I would have fired him on the spot.

Where are the fucking grownups???? I sure wouldn't want my children in that school. And I won't say why not.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:17 AM

15. Yikes!!! The school may be better off without him. nt

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