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Arming Teachers: Is It A Good Idea?

While the idea of arming teachers, as a means to increase school safety, is catching on in some areas, there's no such momentum in Kootenai County. "It's a bad idea - even if teachers are trained," said Bill Dean, a teacher at NewVision Alternative High School in Post Falls. "I don't think that's giving law enforcement - the professionals who have the training when it comes to using a weapon in a moment of crisis - enough credit." Dean isn't anti-guns - he regularly packs a pistol with him when he goes into the mountains and he's a Navy veteran -- but he believes teachers with guns is the wrong tactic to enhance school safety/Alecia Warren & Brian Walker, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Do you think it's a good idea to arm teachers in an attempt to prevent another Newtown massacre?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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