Sat Jan 12, 2013, 02:53 AM
lunasun (4,617 posts)
Armed Janitors Approved By Montpelier, Ohio, School Board To Stop School Shootings
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..........
This is a teabagger dream because as the article points out >
"This solution is almost too perfect. Arming the custodial staff and giving them some minimal training will create almost the same false sense of security as federally-funded rent-a-cops, but without any worry that you are "growing the government" by creating new public sector jobs or showering too much money on public schools."
8 replies, 1198 views
Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Armed Janitors Approved By Montpelier, Ohio, School Board To Stop School Shootings (Original post)
|Sherman A1||Jan 2013||#3|
Response to lunasun (Original post)
Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:56 AM
CanonRay (5,233 posts)
4. The key phrase here is "minimal training"
In my experience, that usually makes one dangerous to everyone else. Especially in the case of firearms. This is among the stupidest ideas I have ever heard, although the competition is becoming increasingly fierce.
Response to CanonRay (Reply #4)
Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:04 PM
lunasun (4,617 posts)
6. underpaid and overworked janitors handed a Glock and a few days training is proof
the bottom line is $$$ not safety of children here imo. The end of the pay scale workers could be a scapegoat for any violence too....
Also this job is more stable in union schools but if this caught on what is the turn over for this position in low paying charters??? Lets hope this is only one school dist's stupid idea + doesnt catch on elsewhere but this real
not the Onion