A Texas school district will allow teachers to come to work armed with guns.

The board of the small rural Harrold Independent School District unanimously approved the plan and parents have not objected, said the district’s superintendent, David Thweatt.

School experts backed Thweatt’s claim that Harrold, a system of about 110 students 150 miles northwest of Fort Worth, may be the first to let teachers bring guns to the classroom.

Thweatt said it is a matter of safety.

“We have a lock-down situation, we have cameras, but the question we had to answer is, ‘What if somebody gets in? What are we going to do?” he said. “It’s just common sense.”

That’s right people.  It’s common sense to allow employees to teach class with a firearm in tow.

Folks, this is batshittery at its absolute worst.  If I were a parent in this school district, I would be pulling my child out of class immediately.  What if a teacher doesn’t know of a scheduled fire drill?  What if a teacher is physically confronted by a student and pulls out his or her gun?  What if a student takes the weapon instead?  What if a visiting family member who forgets to sign in happens to walk by the wrong classroom at the wrong time?

This is a disaster in the waiting.  When we cross this line, we must ask ourselves–is this really going to be worth the potential costs?  When these teachers start the school year very soon, it becomes a matter of when, not if, someone will pull the trigger.

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