Harrold school district to staff: Pack your pistols

Harrold school district to staff: Pack your pistols

When classes start Aug. 25 at the tiny Harrold school district, there will be one distinct difference from years prior — some of the teachers may have guns.

To deter and protect against school shootings, trustees have altered district policy to allow employees to carry concealed weapons if they have permits. The 110-student district lies 150 miles northwest of Fort Worth on the eastern end of Wilbarger County, near the Oklahoma border.

More than a dozen legislatures have considered making it legal to carry guns on college campuses, but experts and officials contacted by the Star-Telegram say the move is unprecedented in elementary or secondary schools.

Harrold Superintendent David Thweatt said a main concern was that the small community is a 30-minute drive from the county sheriff’s office, leaving students and teachers without protection.

Although Harrold is a small town, the district’s campus sits 500 feet from heavily trafficked U.S. 287, which could make it a target, he said.

There are other security measures already in place, including only one way to enter the school, state-of-the-art surveillance cameras and electric locks on doors. But after the Virginia Tech massacre and the Pennsylvania Amish shooting, Thweatt said he felt he had to take further action.

“When the federal government started making schools gun-free zones, that’s when all of these shootings started,” Thweatt said. “Why would you put it out there that a group of people can’t defend themselves? That’s like saying ‘Sic ‘em’ to a dog.”

“Our philosophy here is to be prepared,” he said.

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Harrold school district to staff: Pack your pistols

Some things are WORTH blogging about, this is one of them! Good common sense from the GOOD people of TEXAS.

Ladies and Gentlemen, this is what REAL GUTS looks like, and by God it’s a Texas Independent School District leading the way, I would expect nothing less!!

Can you imagine the outcome if a few of the teachers at Virginia Tech had been armed?? Or even students if they were of legal age and qualified?

Virginia Tech – The Real Tragedy

GOD BLESS TEXAS!!

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22 Responses to Harrold school district to staff: Pack your pistols

  1. Robert says:

    Damn, where exactly is that place, do they have a need for a redneck North Carolina boy that has been stuck in Cali drinking latte’s far too long?

    I just wonder how long it will take before the gun grabbers start protesting in front of the school….if they do I hope the faculty takes careful aim and their weapons are clean.

  2. Kate says:

    It’s a GOOD start! Most excellent!

  3. Hmmm – do they need a woodworker in that town? I could see having my daughter schooled by that level of common sense.

  4. JR says:

    This is excellent. Maybe other small town schools will follow in their footsteps.

  5. Katie says:

    Now that is common sense at its best. And do what the Nuns do and let them hit the kids if they get out of line. Punish them for bad behavior, rudeness, talking out of turn, bad citizenship, etc… Let us go back to the time before the PC nutcases started to rule the world and we will see a better student and citizen out of it.

  6. nunoftheabove says:

    Wooooo,

    I don’t know which to do first, dust off my resume or clean my Smith and Wesson.

  7. rgroland says:

    Now that taking charge! Security at it’s best. Good on ‘em!!!!

  8. Isaac says:

    Too bad my country does not allow guns, crime would certainly go down because of it. There have been some shooting cases, and since we don’t have ANY guns except for the cops (who take their time), we tend to be quite defenseless, even knifes are not allowed. It really sucks.

  9. Jo says:

    Since I was 3 years old ( loooooong time ago ) Montana has been the state that I have most wanted to see in my lifetime. Texas just booted them into 2nd place ! Damn, I wish my whole family lived in Texas right now,’specially the itty bitty grands.

    Good on ya Texas !!!!

  10. Bull says:

    There is NO chance that this will go unchallenged.

    Same goes for any COMMON SENSE move in America these days! The stinkin’ Commie-wanna-be ‘Dim’ocrats will not let it go without a fight…which is why it is good this occurred in Texas where the Common Sense folk will fight back! :-)

    I gotta link to this story on my blog….

  11. Patrick Sperry says:

    Isaac needs some serious help. I used to teach at the School of the America’s at Fort Benning.

    Perhaps it is time to apply the “Lessons Learned” to America..?

  12. Isaac says:

    Patrick,
    Umm, do you mean my country needs help? We all don’t have guns here.

  13. BobF says:

    In Israel, university students carry firearms to class. It’s a matter of survival for them.

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3516039,00.html

    “A yeshiva student who shot the Jerusalem terrorist says he was busy studying when suddenly shots rang out, prompting him to grab his gun and eventually kill the Palestinian attacker ”

    Jo, I was stationed in Montana for 4 years at Malmstrom, AFB. I loved it there. Problem now with Montana is it’s being overrun by Granola’s, the fruits and nuts from California. That’s what they called them when I was there…Granola’s

  14. GUYK says:

    Yep, I spent four years at Malmstrom..1969-1972. Liked the area real well..hated the base with a passion.

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  16. Patrick Sperry says:

    And where is that Isaac? Nobody does? Not the police, or military even?

  17. bernieg1 says:

    Israel knows the answer – everybody needs to be packin. Just FYI, I linked to your article from mine: More Guns – not fewer is the Answer to Virginia Tech Massacre

  18. Isaac says:

    I mean, ONLY the cops and the military have them, and even then, they can’t be everywhere at once. I wish cilivians could have them, thats what I mean.

  19. Tish says:

    I applaud that school district. As an educator I wouldn’t mind having my fellow co-workers armed at school. It would make me feel safer while I’m teaching. Doubt if this makes it to Harris county any time soon.

  20. Kate says:

    Harris County? heh. I’d say, odds are Tish, you are quite right! I’d like to see such protection in Memphis, m’self! But with the larger school systems, you’re going to have to fight tooth and nail for commons sense.

  21. Bloviating Zeppelin says:

    It’s even sadder that no one, at the time, had any handguns back at Lubey’s, during that killing spree.

    BZ

  22. Kate says:

    Saw this highlighted on the local Memphis news last night! Cool. Maybe some weasel over there will get a light bulb, and figure out how to stop the violence in MPS. Hmm….doubt it. Too many dhimmis. Sad.

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