Originally Posted By dreadpiratejeff:
This is something that I support in principle, but I just can't see this ever working out. Think about this, most public school systems can barely pay their payrolls, what makes you think they'll suddenly find the necessary funding to pay for training of their teachers (civilians, not LEO), provide uniform weapons and ammunition issued across the board?
Teachers are paid too little as it is, and often end up buying class supplies out of their own pockets. I don't see school systems paying for the initial and more importantly recurring necessary training for this, and I certainly can't see too many teachers being able to afford it on their already low salaries.
Again, I'm not saying the idea is bad, I really like it, and wish it could be adopted, I just don't see it being realistically feasible to actually set up.
Did you bother to read the OP?
I am funding this with help from other firearms MFGers
We will be supplying training, guns, ammo and a whole host of other services and goods.
The schools will not have to lay out one dime.