By Jenn Jacques
School shootings shock us because schools are supposed to be safe havens from guns. Bold signs in school zones declare they are “Gun and Drug Free,” but as we know, signs and laws don’t stop criminals. That’s what makes them criminals.
So why don’t we arm our teachers to protect our children?
27 year old Kasey Hansen is a special needs teacher, working at multiple schools throughout the Granite School District around Salt Lake City, UT each day, and she proudly carries a concealed weapon. Additionally, all of her students have hearing aids or a cochlear implant, which could make an emergency situation more imperative for her to handle swiftly.
“I never really thought about it before Sandy Hook,” says Hansen, who was in a classroom teaching when she heard news of the school shooting. “It just killed me. It’s something personal when you mess with students or children. …It’s as if you were messing with one of our own.”
Hansen got her concealed-carry permit and took advantage of a free training course which was offered to teachers. She then bought a Cobra 380 handgun which she named Lucy and started carrying it in K-12 classrooms.
“I think every teacher should carry,” Hansen said. “We …read more
Source:: Bearing Arms