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Ohio Teachers Choose Keeping Guns In Their Hands Rather Than In A Safe

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Published on: August 17, 2017

“Why conceal guns on the body instead of in a safe? ‘It’s ultimately about putting people in place to protect the house. We hope and pray it would never be us, but at the end of the day, we have to be ready in seconds and not minutes.’” – Georgetown Exempted Village Schools Superintendent Chris Burrow

Those who mean to harm teachers and students in Ohio are being put on notice:  More teachers and staff are armed in Ohio public indoctrination centers.

According to My Dayton Daily News, “each Mad River Local Schools building will have a number of voluntarily trained staff members able to access hidden gun safes concealing firearms, the combinations of which are known exclusively to the individual staff member and the superintendent.”

Superintendent Chad Wyen said this is a growing trend.

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“It’s way more prevalent than people realize,” Wyen said of the district’s decision to arm employees who have undergone Ohio Peace Officer Training. “Sixty-three out of 88 counties in Ohio have a district with a response team.”

Will Garbe reports:

In southwest Ohio, Wyen worked with Sidney City Schools in Shelby County, which adopted a nearly identical plan in 2013, and Georgetown Exempted Village Schools in Brown County, east of Cincinnati.

There, Georgetown Superintendent Chris Burrow oversees staff members who, starting Wednesday when school returns, will have weapons concealed on their bodies. Burrow’s staff follows a path already blazed by Edgewood City Schools in Butler County, which adopted a concealed carry policy in 2013.

Why conceal guns on the body instead of in a safe?

“It’s ultimately about putting people in place to protect the house,” Burrow said. “We hope and pray it would never be us, but at the end of the day, we have to be ready in seconds and not minutes.”

Burrow, Wyen and John Scheu, the Sidney superintendent, each said their boards and administrations decided to be as transparent as possible about the process.

While I would never send my kids to public indoctrination centers because of the evil things we teach them there, and have recommended homeschooling (and starting for free), at least this is a way to offer physical protection without infringing on the rights of the people.

If you recall, following the shooting a Sandy Hook, the NRA and many conservatives wanted to push for bigger government by hiring more police officers.

I argued against such notions and said that government should stop infringing on the rights of the adults in the school and allow them to carry their weapons with them.

Ohio is only one state to arm its teachers.

Following Sandy Hook, other states sought to arm their teachers, including Wisconsin.

Arkansas used a little-known law to arm their teachers while Missouri overturned their governor’s veto to armed teachers in their public schools.

Texas’ governor signed a bill into law to train teachers as armed marshals.

One wonders why more parents don’t do right by their children and educate them at home where they won’t have their rights infringed, where they are safe, where they can learn to glorify God and where they will get a better education and be more prepared for the real world than any public indoctrination center in America.

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