St. Louis County Police Chief: Arm School Personnel

St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch says after the shooting last week in Newtown it is time to arm the teachers.
Local KMOX reported:

St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch says it is time to talk about arming civilian school personnel following Friday’s massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, comparing it to arming airline pilots after September 11, 2001.

“I see it no differently,” he said. “Pilots have been armed now for many many years, we’ve not had another hijacking and the issue is, for the bad guy, he doesn’t know which airplane he’s getting on, if the pilot is armed or not.”

Fitch said the killing will not be stopped by legislation or laws. “If there’s somebody that’s really hellbent on doing something like this, they’re not going to care what the law is.”

Hat Tip Tony Katz

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  • Rock

    Armed school union thugs, what could possible go wrong?

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  • Sam Stone

    Not ALL teachers or even ANY teachers or administrators NEED to be armed in schools. Just the open knowledge that some, all or a handful COULD be armed would be enough to prevent SOME of these evil loons form plying their trade in evil.

  • aprilnovember811

    I pulled this from another blog.

    Call me crazy if you like, but I believe the shooting in AZ, and CT, were both orchestrated. It might be an ugly thing to hear, but I believe Obama, Ayers, Dohrn, the MB, and the UN are behind it.

    I think after Fast and Furious didn’t w
    ork to nab guns, they orchestrated the AZ shooting. When that didn’t work, they targeted children. We are normal people, and couldn’t concieve of doing something this evil. Ayers, Dohrn, Obama, and others aren’t. Remember Ayers said, “Kill you parents.” Remember also that he and Dohrn, praised Charles Manson for their killings, and called it cool.

    I think they’re so desperate to gain control of the population, that they are so desperate to nab guns, that they felt murdering children, would be what finally does that. We’ll see. It’s that gut feeling, that knot in the pit of your stomach that tells you something. Instinct, I guess.

    Just remember Hitler murdered 6 million Jews, and many others. I think Ayers and others have recruited both of these shooters, as their own suicide martyrs. I think in their minds, if the shooters implicated any of them, they would just call them crazy.
    Mrs. Kilkeary

    Libor scandal grows as the fathers of two mass murderers were to testify
    December 16, 2012
    By: Kenneth Schortgen Jr

  • Sam Stone

    #4, I had the same thoughts since the goal was not accomplished by Fast and Furious!
    I hope to hell I am wrong.

  • Nanna

    I agree that someone in the school should be armed.
    All of these leftists yelling for gun control seem to forget the Oklahoma City bomber that killed many children in the day care center. Not one gun was in sight anywhere.

    Where there is a will for mass murder, there will be a mass murder.
    This has been the rule for many many years.
    The morals of people is what we should worry about. People with good morals don’t commit mass murder.

    Don’t let Obama and the left disarm us.

  • John

    #3 December 17, 2012 at 9:32 am
    Sam Stone commented:

    Actually I doubt that it would prevent such attacks any more than any new laws would. But it would give people a fighting chance to stop it before it took too many lives.

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  • Comrade J

    It’s overdue.

    Related – the mom of the child with mental illness similar to Adam Lanza writes:

    “At the start of seventh grade, Michael was accepted to an accelerated program for highly gifted math and science students. His IQ is off the charts. ….

    I am sharing this story because I am Adam Lanza’s mother. I am Dylan Klebold’s and Eric Harris’s mother. I am James Holmes’s mother. I am Jared Loughner’s mother. I am Seung-Hui Cho’s mother. And these boys—and their mothers—need help. In the wake of another horrific national tragedy, it’s easy to talk about guns. But it’s time to talk about mental illness.

    This is why guns will not help. We must help her and her child.

  • Comrade J
  • ★FALCON★

    I’m typically not a conspiracy theorist, unless Democrats are involved, of course. And I recognize that initial reporting leaves alot to be desired.

    However, I’d like to know why the police were looking for a second shooter, wearing camouflage.

    Seems to me, and if I recall correctly and I believe I do – after Columbine the police made mention a third shooter wearing a black leather trench coat and a shaved head. This guy was described at about age 45.

    These reports may have been erroneous, however, after Oklahoma City we found out years later that John Doe Number Two was in fact Hussain Al-Hussaini, a member of Saddam Republican Guard. He disappeared for years and then he popped up.

    Interestingly enough – we never heard about Andreas Strassmeir again and he was clearly connected and that was uncovered by Jayna Davis.

    Here’s nice little tid bit – March 11, 2011, – 2:15 pm
    Homeless Muslim Arrest Revisits OK City Bombing Islam Connection
    Over the years, Muslims have pointed to Timothy McVeigh’s bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City as evidence that non-Muslims commit major terrorist attacks against America. Anti-Christian bigots have also used it to make similar points against Christians, even though McVeigh was–for all intents and purposes–an atheist. But, as Oklahoma City investigative television reporter and author Jayna Davis has pointed out over the years, McVeigh was repeatedly seen with an Iraqi Muslim, Hussain Al-Hussaini, believed to be a then-agent of Saddam Hussein or some other anti-American Muslim force.

  • Joe Mama

    Hell, I’d bet there are a bunch of capable retired folks, curently licensed under their states law, that would volunteer in a heartbeat.

  • babeola

    Let’s introduce a new bill in the Missouri house to provide free tuition to all military person (those who have never taken medication or had any mental issues) forced to leave due to budget cuts. Let’s train these folks to be our kids teachers and let them be the natural protectors. We’ll instill some discipline while also providing protection.

  • Comrade J

    Former NYPD Detective – repeal “gun free zones”

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  • BarbaraS

    #13 Can’t do that. Those ex-soldiers would never get with the union program.

    I don’t know that arming teachers would work. Lanza killed everyone in the office first from all I have read and when entering the classroom killed the teacher before he killed the children. Even if the obams agreed to arm the teachers, they would probably put the caveat that the guns be locked up so how could the teacher get the gun in time.

  • http://HTML Annie J

    More gun control or banning guns will not solve the problem when the underlying cause of such violence is mental illness. If a gun isn’t available there are countless others ways to murder. Our country has turned it’s back on the mentally ill. Families are helpless to get them help without consent of the courts or the mentally ill person. This is what needs to change.

  • SomethingWicked

    I don’t’ believe that the school administrators (Principals, VP, clerical) are covered by the teacher’s unions. Whomever we arm (and I do believe we should have someone armed in every school, theater, mall, public assembly location) there needs to be proper training associated. Let’s not just put in Barney Fife rent-a-cops so that people “feel better”. We need someone armed and capable of providing an armed response to a potentially deadly intruder while having the sense to know when deadly force is justified and warranted.

  • Flintstone F.

    Principals and assistant principals should be able to say: “Yes, I am also a Deputy Sheriff.”

    A little training would go a long way. The principal at Sandy Hook and other teachers were more than capable of taking action and they did. They didn’t have the tools they needed to get the job done.

    The tragedy wasn’t due to an abundance of guns. It was due to the lack of guns and lack of help for people with severe mental illness. And like everybody here knows CT already has the bans on guns, the meddling do-gooders in congress are talking about.

  • Look-Out

    That’s a connection to consider: BOTH fathers of the shooter in Aurora, Colo and this Conn. shooter were to testify in that Libor case. Billions of dollars involved with numbers of international banks. (aprilnovember’s post/link)