Legislator who hardly ever stepped foot in a public school wants to give teachers the right to kill your five-year-old kid simply for misbehaving (video NSFW)

by jovan1984

Columbia — Once again, another state legislator who has rarely (if ever) stepped foot in a public school wants to give teachers to right to kill your young child simply for misbehaving.

The proposal, now sponsored by state Representative Josh Putman (R-Piedmont), would allow for teachers, some of whom have had past issues with behavior, to carry guns.

What’s worse: they would be allowed to carry guns concealed. What that means is that no one will know whether the teacher carrying has anger issues currently or has had anger issues in the past.

One only has to go back to Tuesday, November 15, in Baltimore City to see the terrifying prospects of allowing teachers to carry guns in public schools.

In the Not Safe For Work Facebook video above (tagged as NSFW due to language), the teacher (whose name has yet to be released) is seen berating African-American pupils on the video.

Megan Reynolds, who currently works for the Univision-owned Jezebel, posted:

In the video the teacher can be seen yelling at a student, saying “Get out of my class.” She throws the student out of the classroom and addresses the rest of the class, asking who else needs to leave the classroom (everyone, I presume) and following that up by assuring them that “You’re getting zeroes for doing nothing … I give you my word.”

When that doesn’t give her quite the reaction she was expecting, she proceeds to yell a racist slur at her students and follows that up by telling them that they’re “gonna get shot.” As the classroom explodes, she yells “You’re stupid!” over and over again until the video cuts out.

We wonder if that is the kind of person Rep. Putman believes should be carrying a concealed firearm inside of a school. Seriously, we wonder.

Once this bill is enacted into law, there is nothing he nor the rest of the flacks in Columbia can do. And there’s nothing any superintendent or principal of any public school can do, either.

Which is why I agree with Jackie Persinski when she told Fox News and WACH Fox 57 that arming teachers is a terrible idea.

“I am against having teachers carrying weapons on school campus. I fear something tragic is more likely to occur by having the weapon on campus and it getting into the wrong hands,” she told Fox News and Fox 57.

“Our police officers are trained by profession to handle hostile situations, and teachers are not. If a situation were to occur, I believe our SRO and police are well-trained and fully capable of managing it effectively and efficiently. Teachers are trained to protect students in lockdown procedures and will protect the students until police arrive. Using weapons is completely different.”

Bernadette Hampton, a former math teacher and president of the South Carolina Education Association, told Fox News and Fox 57, “I think this is opening doors for risk. As a math teacher, I feel that it would escalate and provide more opportunity for potential fatal or potential situations that would not occur [otherwise].”

Also, let’s not forget what happened the last time South Carolina allowed guns on school grounds. In 1995, a pupil at Blackville-Hilda High School reached into the pocket of the principal and retrieved the principal’s gun. The pupil, 15, then killed the principal with the gun and eventually turned it on himself.

For those who want to talk about school gun free zones, they have worked well for 26 years and have indisputably worked far better than any other “gun free zone”. In fact, even with Virginia Tech and Columbine, fewer than 2% of all shootings have happened in school zones (compared to 31% of all shootings that happen in other “gun free zones” [such as shopping malls and workplaces], while 66% of all shootings have happened in places where guns are allowed, such as private residences).

That’s why I agree with some who believe other suggestions, such as beefing up law enforcement presence in schools (and really, there’s no excuse for why every public school does not have school resource officers on hand exactly for situations like the one that happened in Townville) and hiring retired military personnel (including retired State Guardspeople) to take up arms to defend the schools.

Some believe Rep. Putman has the best interest of our children in mind. We, however, know better. He does not. If Rep. Putman did, he’d consider other options – including listening to pupils and teachers – instead of listening to gun lobbyists.

You know what to do: email the South Carolina state Senate here and the state House of Representatives here. Tell them to oppose Rep. Putman’s bill allowing teachers to carry firearms in public schools!

Alternatively, you can email Rep. Putman directly and express your concerns and opposition to his bill.

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