I am of two minds…

…on this:

Should dealing with shooters be part of teacher-training?

Teachers should be prepared for any eventuality, including a school shooter. The fact that we’re still hemming and hawing around the answer to Cepeda’s question as posed in the headline says so much about our society, none of which is good.

That said, though, Esther Cepeda should be applauded for giving another response to the question besides the same answer we get from everyone else. Instead of all the wailing and gnashing of teeth about guns and the eeeevil NRA, we get an honest, open-minded assessment of such proposals. And even though Cepeda doesn’t say anything about guns, the above in itself is something to be celebrated. Baby steps, as they say. We ARE better than that, but better this than the same old hysterics we’ve been getting.

I ddi get a kick out of one of the comments, though:

What happens when an armed teacher goes berserk?

1995 called, dude. It wants its unfounded fear back.

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3 Responses to “I am of two minds…”

  1. 3boxesofbs Says:

    Good article and I’ve thought about this for a while. Bugged me and I didn’t know why.
    Then I realized i — “part of teacher-training
    Given that shootings have happened at schools, malls, work places, streets, etc; why shouldn’t dealing with shooters be a part of everyone’s training?

    And it isn’t just shootings that people need to worry about; rape, muggings, robberies. While there is little evidence, strong correlation suggests that as people are better prepared to resist crime; crime rates drop. Why not extend training to all people?

    Heck, the country sure could use it given the obesity rates at least

    • southtexaspistolero Says:

      Why not extend training to all people?

      Because when you teach folks that they can take care of themselves, you can’t control them nearly as easily…

    • mick Says:

      > Bugged me and I didn’t know why.

      Nice comment, Bob. I too don’t understand why schools are singled out for this. Maybe more “think of the children” type thing?

      > you can’t control them nearly as easily…

      Wait, now we need to worry about uncontrollable teachers again!

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