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  •  It wsn't a real teacher (2+ / 0-)
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    AaronInSanDiego, WakeUpNeo

    Hutchison defends himself. Not only wasbn't it a "real" bullet, but the person he shot wasnt a "real" teacher.

    "The tough part is when law enforcement does arrive, it's hard to distinguish between the good guys with guns and the bad guys with guns. There were gun shots in the hallway, there's a man shooting into the classroom, and I shot that person (with a simulation bullet).

    "At the end of the simulation, the chief said that was a man playing a teacher in the hallway, who was gunning down the (fake) shooter."

    It still seems to escape him that the point is exactly what he's making there. It is too easy to shoot the good guy instead of the bad guy in such situations, so it really may not be a good idea to have your real teachers running around with guns. This time we can say no teachers were killed, harmed, or even touched in the making of this exercise. If the real deal goes down it won't be a "role play" teacher in the line of fire.

    “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

    by Catte Nappe on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 03:04:33 PM PDT

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