Teacher To Carry Weapon At Orrville High School
Written by Amani Abraham
The Orrville school board unanimously approved arming a teacher who is also a Lawrence Twp. officer.
The Beacon Journal reports the board voted to allow the veteran teacher and police officer to carry a concealed firearm in the high school following the deadly shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.
School officials say they have had a lot of support from the community, but some people still have reservations about the decision to arm Bill Yerman.
The school board president says this is a unique situation and believes he will be less "intimidating" in comparison to the average police officer.
I'm largely against arming regular school staff.
However, I think the PERFECT compromise is something like this (in the article).
My dd's fourth grade teacher (when she was still in brick and mortar school) was a semi-retired police officer with over 20 years on the force. I know he was semi retired and not fully retired because he often missed school when he needed to be in court, lol.
I would have had NO reservations about him carrying a weapon on him.
Okay. One reservation. Especially on a high school level. I would be concerned that this teacher wouldn't be able to carefully guard his weapon AND teach. Let's face it, there are some very troubled teens out there.
So what do you think? l think having a teacher armed could be a great thing if it were someone who had the skill training and psychological make up to use it wisely/ Thats a lot of ifs though...