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Message Subject Years ago I met an Israeli that worked at Walmart and we talked about guns in schools
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He said he was shocked that teachers do not carry weapons in schools. Said in Israel all teachers carry weapons as they cannot afford a shooting and then wait for police to show. Why not authorize teachers who want to carry to carry?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 30385412

Don't they have mandatory service over there?

In other words, teachers would have had firearm safety training in a stressful situation?

I don't think that we should insist that teachers that aren't comfortable with it are armed. There should be a middle ground where the teachers that served in the military first, and/or are comfortable with weapons, are allowed to carry.

This site lists studies that have been done on the numbers of accidental discharges versus instances where they protected students: [link to www.rand.org (secure)]

Interesting side note - I looked up the VA Tech teacher who was killed getting his students out in 2007, thinking he might be ex-military. He wasn't, he was apparently a Romanian Israeli. Narrow bridge and all with those folks, I guess.

[link to en.wikipedia.org (secure)]
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