Your 2 Cents: School Districts Can Decide Whether To Arm Teacher - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

Your 2 Cents: School Districts Can Decide Whether To Arm Teachers

Posted: Updated:
File photo File photo

I agree with the Legislature and Governor's decision to let local school boards decide if they want to arm a teacher or a staff member who's had appropriate training. But there's mixed and emotional reaction from some of you.

Gustav first: "my thought is the principal needs to be the first employee to take on this responsibility."

James in Edmond: "If school districts want armed personnel in their schools they need to hire licensed Police Officers."

That means raising taxes, unpopular.

Kim writes: "There should be NO guns in our schools. When you offer violence, violence is what you get."

They offered no violence at Sandy Hook, but were still massacred.

Benny asks: "How many students have been shot in schools with armed, teachers, police, or guards compared to gun free schools"

Helen in Edmond: "I wouldn't want my children in a school where the faculty are carrying guns."

Melinda in Norman says: "I'm a teacher and I really don't want to teach in a school where the faculty is armed".

Finally, Jason reminds: "What many don't remember is that the "individual" that would be appointed and the gun carrier, is going to go through very rigorous training"

I'm Kelly Ogle and that's Your 2 Cents.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Featured On News9.com

  • Business News

    Find news on Oklahoma's economy, local business, the banking industry and more.

  • Links

    Looking for a website you heard mentioned on News 9? Find it here!

  • Local News

    Get the latest breaking news, current events and headlines affecting Oklahomans.

  • 9 Investigates

    Are you aware of incidents of fraud, corruption, government waste? We investigate.

  • Send Kelly Your 2 Cents

    * denotes required fields

    We're sorry, but only one entry is allowed per person.
    Thank you for your continued interest.

    Thanks so much for giving me Your 2 Cents. I read every e-mail I get and appreciate your comments. Be looking for Your 2 Cents Monday through Friday on NEWS 9 at 10. Thanks so much, Kelly Ogle, NEWS 9 Anchor

Powered by Frankly
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.