Column: Don't make students open targets

Recently, state Rep. Jim Lucas shared his rationale on his proposed amendment to Senate Bill 1, which would have required that every Indiana public and charter school have at least one person on site who was trained and equipped to provide a defense — namely, arming a teacher or administrator with a firearm.

As a parent, a teacher and a school trustee, I find myself thinking, do any of these people really have any realistic idea what truly takes place in the schools these days?

Allowing trained teachers or administrators to carry weapons is a bad idea for our school corporations. I offer these reasons why.

  • Kids get their hands on most everything. Have you ever tried to hide an object from a child? What do you suppose would happen if a teacher told a student there was a special surprise hidden somewhere in the classroom, but do not attempt to look for it?

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