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As soon as this year's Clarksville High School classes resume, Cheyne Dougan, assistant principal, will be one of 20 teachers and staff who will be armed with a 9mm handgun, according to Fox News.

The School decided that in order to guarantee the safety of students, teachers must be armed. According to the state Department of Education, this is the first time that a school district will be using the Arkansas gun law to arm teachers and staff, Fox News reports.
After the Connecticut attack, the notion of arming teacher became a very hotly debated topic. While the National Rifle Association (NRA) argued in favor, some of the most conservative states felt that the harm could outweigh the benefits.
Although the school district isn't known for having too much violent activity, Superintendent David Hopkins said that he has received several call from parents concerned about their children's safety following the attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Hopkins explains that he doesn't understand why his own staff shouldn't be equipped to protect the children.
"We're not tying our money up in a guard 24/7 that we won't have to have unless something happens. We've got these people who are already hired and using them in other areas," Hopkins said. "Hopefully we'll never have to use them as a security guard."​
- See more at: http://www.libertynews.com/2013/07/...achers-with-9mm-handgun/#sthash.QIRxpeJU.dpuf
As soon as this year's Clarksville High School classes resume, Cheyne Dougan, assistant principal, will be one of 20 teachers and staff who will be armed with a 9mm handgun, according to Fox News.

The School decided that in order to guarantee the safety of students, teachers must be armed. According to the state Department of Education, this is the first time that a school district will be using the Arkansas gun law to arm teachers and staff, Fox News reports.
After the Connecticut attack, the notion of arming teacher became a very hotly debated topic. While the National Rifle Association (NRA) argued in favor, some of the most conservative states felt that the harm could outweigh the benefits.
Although the school district isn't known for having too much violent activity, Superintendent David Hopkins said that he has received several call from parents concerned about their children's safety following the attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Hopkins explains that he doesn't understand why his own staff shouldn't be equipped to protect the children.
"We're not tying our money up in a guard 24/7 that we won't have to have unless something happens. We've got these people who are already hired and using them in other areas," Hopkins said. "Hopefully we'll never have to use them as a security guard."​
- See more at: http://www.libertynews.com/2013/07/...achers-with-9mm-handgun/#sthash.QIRxpeJU.dpuf
 
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I love the idea, I just wish they were armed with something with more oomph than a standard 9mm. Hopefully they're using super high-velocity ammo.
 

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I love the idea, I just wish they were armed with something with more oomph than a standard 9mm. Hopefully they're using super high-velocity ammo.
Well if we look at the Zimmerman case one well placed shot from a sub standard (KelTec) 9mm is capable of plenty of damage
 
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Well if we look at the Zimmerman case one well placed shot from a sub standard (KelTec) 9mm is capable of plenty of damage
A point-blank shot from almost anything is capable of plenty of damage, but unfortunately not many cops or armed citizens are going to have the luxury of point-blank shots against an active-shooter spree killer.
 

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A point-blank shot from almost anything is capable of plenty of damage, but unfortunately not many cops or armed citizens are going to have the luxury of point-blank shots against an active-shooter spree killer.
The only time I have had problems with 9mm rounds is when I shot them from my M&P 40. ;)
 
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