No Homework? Ka-powey!

January 29, 2015 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Even though it has been proven time and time again that where there’s more guns, there’s more homicides, the Texas Lege will consider not only arming teachers but give them to right to use deadly force, even in the protection of school property.

The bill is sponsored by Dan Flynn, a cowboy Republican.

DanSusan_April2013The Lone Star State already permits teachers to have firearms in the classroom, but H.B. 868, also known as the Teacher’s Protection Act, would authorize instructors to use “force or deadly force on school property, on a school bus, or at a school-sponsored event in defense of the educator’s person or in defense of students of the school that employs the educator.” Instructors would also have the right to use deadly force “in defense of property of the school that employs the educator.” Moreover, civil immunity would be granted to those who use deadly force, meaning they would not be liable for the injury or death of student.

I do not understand how school teachers can be held unaccountable for injury or death to a child.  We just give them a Get Out of Jail Free card?  They can’t be sued?

Arming teachers has not worked too well.  You can ask The Google.  They tend to shoot themselves and the custodian.

Thanks to Vicki and Larry for the heads up.

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21 Comments to “No Homework? Ka-powey!”

  1. Darn it, looks like I retired from teaching too early! (sarcasm alert!) But seriously, what the heck? Lethal force on little kids?

  2. Good thing for the kid in my class who keeps stealing pencils that we’re not in a Texas school!

    I simply cannot imagine having to wonder if the staff I work with every day is packing. Or having to worry about a gun accidentally going off or being taken by a student and used against another child.

  3. An attorney patron should help me out here but my recollection is that in Texas one can use deadly force against actors in property offenses like arson, burglary, and robbery and theft or criminal mischief during nighttime. Is there so much need to arm teachers to protect school property?? Color me befuddled!

  4. Ralph Wiggam says:

    So when little Judy writes “Judy hearts Johnny” on her desk, the teacher can let a few round fly in defense of property of the school. Makes sense to me.

  5. Gotta be a GOP bill that counts property as more valuable than human life, even making it okay to “Just Say Oops” if you kill a few kids in the process.

    Forehead, meet keyboard.

    What the hell happened to evolution? Shouldn’t we be making progress instead of falling back into the muck?

  6. And how soon before we have teachers with M-16’s patrolling above the cafeteria on catwalks? Eat your Brussels Sprouts Johnny.

  7. You can bet your britches teachers had no input into this jackass law and they probably won’t implement any of it unless forced to by administrators, most of whom are jackasses themselves.

  8. @Rhea

    We don’t believe in no commie stinkin’ evolution here in the Great State of Texas. We believe in God and Guns, and not in that order.

    We are the Great State of Texas. We have the Alamo and you don’t.

    And making sure that every teacher and teacher’s aide is armed IS progress. Because we are the Great State of Texas and anything we do is Great. Because we are Texas!

  9. Alamo… oh right, that’s the one that y’all lost. Might as well remember the Battle of Brandywine (PA), or the Bladensburg Races (MD).

  10. Sandridge says:

    No firearms for the lunch ladies though, they get issued butcher knives, for those little cafeteria miscreants…

    Then next week’s “mystery meat”, isn’t…

  11. I do not understand how school teachers can be held unaccountable for injury or death to a child.

    Only if you use a gun. If you run over them with your car, or if you give them an aspirin and they choke on it you will be wrung out for the rest of your life. But if you use a gun its OK.

  12. Sandridge–What? are you out of your mind? If a lunch lady hurts a student with a *butcher knife,* that would be criminal assault because butcher knives are absolutely *not* protected by the second amendment. Guns, no problem; guns don’t kill people–butcher knives do! Ain’t you got no booklarnin’?

  13. another WTF is wrong with you from the GOP.

  14. Seriously? The teacher exploded a toilet? And got fragged? Ya know there are smarty pants kids who would have given their cell phones to see that! The thing is, did the teacher learn her lesson?

  15. Sandridge says:

    Spehshuul amenndmint ta teh H.B. 868 TPA fer teh luunch ladys.
    It be costin’ two much ta buy dem ladyz reel gunz, an den trane ’em two. Dey nott collidj educatd profeshnals aftr awl.
    Dem boocher nibes be reel cheep n’ ez fer inna caftearya n da kichin.
    Den dey be savin’ on da menew proteen budjet two.
    Nott much mistry meet on 1 r 2 a dem widdle studint boogerz, but u knows in da hole skuul cafeetereea at leest a haf duzn of dem gonna get demselfs in trubbl.
    Den de freezr get fuldup. Walla, nuf luunch n tacco meet fer da hole simesstr.
    An dem luunch ladyz be doin’ der paytreeotik ‘Murikan TEEPartee dooty upholden lawn’ ordor two.
    Trooth, justus, an da ‘Murikan way !

  16. I get it. If a student of the school tries to destroy some of the property of the school then teachers should shoot the student.

  17. What if one of the kids that a teacher blows away legally is…pregnant?

  18. Marge Wood says:

    Hooboy. I’m gonna go stir the pot of soup on the stove and see what it would cost to move to Massachusetts or somewhere.

  19. Alice Beth says:

    I may never again go to Texas. Tennessee has it’s idiotic problems, but a law giving teachers the OK to shoot students has not passed here, yet.

  20. Waitaminute! They want to arm those librahl skewl techers who are larning’ our kids sosh-a-lust commie Marxism now destroying Ummerika????

    Whut the phuck….?

  21. So, no punishment for murder if teachers off their students with their Glocks? Never fear, they can still get written up for administering corporal punishment.