NC Bills: Teachers Carry Guns

The School Self-Defense Act:  https://www.ncleg.gov/BillLookUp/2019/H216

Text:  https://www.ncleg.gov/Sessions/2019/Bills/House/PDF/H216v1.pdf

CNN: North Carolina teachers who carry guns to school could get a pay raise under a new bill

The Fayetteville Observer, 3/7/2019 https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20190307/nc-teachers-who-carry-guns-in-schools-would-get-pay-raises-under-new-bill

Fox 8: https://myfox8.com/2019/03/07/bill-seeks-to-arm-north-carolina-teachers-up-pay-for-teachers-who-carry-guns/


The Laurenburg Exchange: School board to oppose bill allowing teachers to carry guns

News and Observer:  Teachers should not be carrying guns 

This is a terrible bill.  It turns teachers into cops who can arrest students.  That is the authority of the police.   It seriously blurs and  undermines the very fabric of the school administrators authority.  Open carry is a recipe for disaster.  It totally defeats the purpose of defending students in classrooms where most of the deaths take place. Teachers don't want to engage in a running gun battle down the all.   And, that's just for starters.  ATP stands for teachers to conceal carry in classrooms voluntarily and remains vehemently opposed to gun free zones that are killing zones.  

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CNN: North Carolina teachers who carry guns to school could get a pay raise under a new bill

3/8/2019 (CNN)North Carolina lawmakers are once again pushing to arm teachers with guns, and they're trying to make it worth teachers' while.

Filed on Wednesday, the School Security Act of 2019 would give a 5% salary boost to teachers who undergo basic police training.

These "teacher resource officers" could carry guns in an open or concealed manner, and they would have the same arrest powers as police officers, the bill says.

Most public schools in North Carolina already have a certified police officer, known as a school resource officer, a spokesman for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction said.

 

Would arming teachers be a 'deterrent' or 'a recipe for disaster'?

Republican State Sen. Warren Daniel, one of the bill's sponsors, told CNN the proposal "is a way to put a lot of security on the ground in our schools."

He added, "It's extremely costly to put a school resource officer in every school ... and there's a great shortage of the number of applicants to law enforcement agencies. This bill is an attempt to bridge that gap."

Daniel and two other Republican lawmakers introduced the same bill last session, but it died in committee.