WALLEYE, SMALLMOUTH, LARGEMOUTH, PERCH, BLUEGILL
👍 Not soon enough.
Public Schools, Tuscarawas County. I know of 4 districts. Not all staff is armed and they are very tight lipped about who is, and that's a good thing.Public Schools, Private Schools. Where? Arming teachers in Ohio Public Schools is new, at least to most of us.
Sure let’s have more laws for the people that don’t obey the laws. Asinine! Arm them if they want to be armed. Train them well. Of course it’s not for all teachers. It’s no different than any other person in the state. Some want to be armed and some don’t like guns at all. They are protecting themselves as much as the kids. Some of my coworkers were armed and some weren’t. The schools need to graduate from being soft targets. I do agree that mental health issues need to be resolved instead of just ignoring them.As a teacher the last 28 years, this is beyond asinine! More guns is not the answer. Trust me, there are plenty of teachers that SHOULDN’T be armed, training or no training. How about addressing issues that can make a difference - more comprehensive gun laws, access to mental health services, etc.
The new law requires educators and other school staff members who want to carry a weapon to undergo no more than 24 hours of training, Previously they required more than 700 hours. I pretty significant difference.Schools in my area have had armed staff for several years now. School boards voted and approved, trained by our Sheriff Dept. Is this something new??
Some just babble without reading the information that’s out there.Guys the 700+ hours was full peace officer training. No reason for a teacher to know how to perform traffic stops, field sobriety tests, run a radar gun etc... And it's 24 hours additional to the ccw course
I agree its a whole different world when it comes to shotting them centermass VS a pepper popper (loli pop metal target)!I am & was an armed VietNam Infantry Vet (1 1/2 years in the boonies w/4th Infantry). I am married to a retired teacher, my youngest daughter & her husband also both teach. Even being trained (more than 24 hours!) soldiers, I saw more than 1 who couldn't pull a trigger when they needed to. Shooting at targets, game, & humans are 3 different things. Not all can perform #3 & most of the teachers I have known & currently know probably couldn't or might hesitate & that could mean their own demise.
Put me in the "hire professionals" camp.
I would be willing to bet they have not thought about it that far. I am all for protecting children, but not when policy has been thrown together haphazzardly!i, am in agreemant with ohiotuber. i was Infantry, Vietnam '68. I, remember my first fire fight. I was beyond scared. We had a lot more than 24 hr. of training. Belive me, when the lead starts flying, the pucker power, is at is highest. Let's talk about another thing. If a teacher does carry. Will that teacher be supported 100%, no mater what happens. No, woulda, coulda, shoulda. Even if a stray bullet may hit a student. To talk about it is easy, to do it, that is another story.