Interesting interview on NPR this morning with a school district superintendent 
in Holiday, TX.  Seems they allow firearms by staff and teachers on campus 
after a psych exam and in-depth training.  The personnel who participate in 
this program are not identified nor are the administrators aware of who they 
are.  It’s a program that was legislated into being about five years ago in TX, 
and requires the participants to go through over 80 hours of training, same 
kind than an LEO would go through.  When they complete it successfully, they’re 
considered a “Marshall” under TX law.

I don’t have an opinion on this other than if people can have firearms on 
campus, this is a good way to go about it.  I would add that they can’t carry 
concealed, as the firearm must be secured in the building and not on their 

Education and training is the key to firearm safety under all circumstances.


> On Feb 23, 2018, at 9:54 AM, Curley McLain via Mercedes 
> <> wrote:
> Some of you guys are old enough to remember this too:   When I was in high 
> school, the threats were not guns.  Many of us had them in the car.  It was 
> bombs.  The bomb threats started each year in the fall, let up in the winter, 
> and became very often in the spring.  The IRA was bombing.  In this country, 
> the SDS, and 'bummers buddies and advisers were bombing and robbing.  The 
> media and (J) lunatics believe if guns are banned, the killing will stop.  
> They are wrong.  If one weapon is not available, another weapon will be used. 
>  Able slew Cain.  Some believe Able used a rock. Others say it was the 
> jawbone of an ass.  Either way, he used whatever was handy to kill.  The 
> problem is evil  in the heart of man (generic use), not the weapon.
> I was sooooooo glad to be done with high school and the constant bomb 
> threats, especially in the spring.   I was sooooo glad when my kids got out 
> of high school and the endless threats there.
> <sarc> So, back to the subject, How do we organize to ban the cars and 
> bathtubs?  I want some of the soreass money to organize these movements. 
> </sarc>
> In israel, everywhere you go, the citizens carry guns.  Threats are quickly 
> dispatched by armed citizens.  Perhaps if our schools and public places were 
> crawling with armed citizens (Militia) these attention seeking cowards would 
> rely on fakebuch for notoriety in place of shooting.
>> Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <>
>> February 23, 2018 at 7:09 AM
>> Chicago is one of the leading success stories for rich cultural diversity 
>> and the Democrat party; therefore, there can be nothing bad that anyone 
>> could possibly find there.  There might be some challenges and room for 
>> improvement that spending more money will clearly solve.  Send money.  Elect 
>> more democrats.  Ban guns.  (Oh wait that last one is already in place, 
>> never mind)
>> --FT


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