|Henry Rex Weaver, Teacher at Blountsville Elementary School in Blountsville, Alabama. |
Mug shot from Blount County Sheriff's Office/Facebook page and WBRC video
"Really? Well you must not be reading the documents and emails I get. For example I've got multiple cases of failures of armed teachers, police and staff on school Campuses (link) and almost 200 failures of trained police and school resources officers vs one success (link)I've watched a LOT of hearings, town halls and panels on guns in schools. I watched how people pushed to get more guns in schools with misinformation, slogans and fear. The people who are in decision-making positions need to be constantly shown that armed teacher programs are failures. For some boards it will be a reminder they did the right thing to not implement the program, for others it can provide more evidence not to start an armed teacher programs.
Using the Gun Violence Archive I can show you right now the last 3 months worth of cases of negligence with guns in our city and state as well as throughout the country. Using the Center for Homeland Defense and Security K-12 School Shooting Database I can show you how each school shooting incident ended
I can also show you what works. I have documents showing past and current cases where shootings were prevented by alert mental health professionals, social workers or families like the one right before the Parkland shooting. In states that have Red Flag laws, like Maryland, I have examples of how they were used to remove weapons from people who threatened to shoot up a school.
For those repeating the falsehood that only good guys with guns can stop bad guys with guns, let me show you cases of shootings stopped by people without using guns. (Here is one by Jason Seaman, a former defensive end now a science teacher who ‘immediately ran up to a shooter, "swatted the boy’s cocked gun out of his hand before tackling the pupil to the ground."
And, finally, before you vote to bring a new liability to the schools in your district, let me tell you about the multi-million dollar lawsuits that school boards, school districts and insurance companies seal and don't want to talk about. Heck, I can even direct you to the Tumblr page on guns left in bathrooms.
|Sean Simpson, Parkland school chemistry teacher, told deputies on Sunday|
that he forgot his Glock 9 mm in a stall at a restroom at the Deerfield Beach Pier.