Harrold Independent School District in (of course) Texas has OKed teach­ers and staff bring­ing firearms to school.

This fes­ter­ing stu­pid­ity begins and ends with David Thweatt (the district’s super­in­ten­dent), it seems, who offers up these state­ments as evi­dence of his own severe retardation:

He said the district’s lone cam­pus sits 500 feet from heav­ily traf­ficked U.S. 287, which could make it a target.

Right. Placement near a high­way — not, mind you, an actual inter­state — makes schools vul­ner­a­ble to attack. Somehow. Maybe by deranged long-​​haul pro­duce truckers?

The fact that it hasn’t hap­pened yet seems not to faze our man:

When the fed­eral gov­ern­ment started mak­ing schools gun-​​free zones, that’s when all of these shoot­ings started.

Which is actu­ally an out­right lie. Attacks on schools are con­sid­er­ably fewer now than they were in, say, the early 20th cen­tury — before schools were no-​​gun zones. And is any­one stu­pid enough to gen­uinely believe that a stu­dent bentt on vio­lence won’t actu­ally end up using a staff member’s piece to make it happen?

And before you even try it: The US is not like Israel, so we don’t want to emu­late them in terms of arm­ing teach­ers; any other equally stu­pid “argu­ment” in favor of guns in school will be sum­mar­ily deleted from the comments.

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