Interactive: Recent School Shootings
Rep. Frank Lasee, R-Bellevue, said Wednesday that, while his idea may not be politically correct, it has worked effectively in other countries.
"To make our schools safe for our students to learn, all options should be on the table," he said. "Israel and Thailand have well-trained teachers carrying weapons and keeping their children safe from harm. It can work in Wisconsin." No way!
But Pete Pochowski, director of school safety for Milwaukee Public Schools, expressed opposition to the proposal.
"Statistically, the safest place for a child to be is in school," Pochowski aid . "We have problems in our schools, but not to the point where we need to arm our teachers and principals."
Children in countries such as Israel and Thailand are far more vulnerable to daily violence than students in America, he said.
"In the country we live in, we have a lot of freedom," Pochowski said, "and we have to expose ourselves to some danger to keep that."
That includes our teachers sometimes. But I have to agree with this! It figures this ridiculous idea comes from the mouth of a Repub! Think about it! With a rash of teachers male and female, molesting students and also being prone to acting irrationally, can we possibly think we want them to have a gun? Yep, molestation at gunpoint. That's a good idea. Wake up, this is America 2006!