teacher training

At least 16 Texas teachers will be better prepared to defend their students in an active shooter situation after attending an all day pistol training course. Teachers and staff from north Texas participated in a safe firearms training class offered by the Strategic Weapons Academy of Texas.

Photos released by the Academy shows Texas teachers lined up in front of targets and shooting at the targets during an entire day of training on Saturday.

The free event was led by a former Irving police officer, Tim Bulot, according to the Daily Mail.

SWAT and other police officers offered their expertise after President Donald Trump called for teachers to be armed in the aftermath of the deadly school shooting in Florida.

"Its scary sometimes. We do our best to have security at our schools, but you never know what's going to happen. And it's better to be prepared than not prepared,' teacher Kim Raney told CBS News.

Information about the 'Defensive Pistol Training for Teachers' was spread via the Internet and social media.

Parents expressed their relief on social media that their children will be safer in the hands of well-trained pistol-packing teachers.

  • angrysolo

    this is really starting to look like an episode of south park

  • ShelbyMoore

    So if the teacher hates your child, they have a reason.
    If the teacher hates another coworker, they have a reason.

    When these teachers are in their moods and they're ready to go POSTAL, who is gonna protect the kids? Are the teachers just gonna have a good old fashion shoot out in the middle of the hallway?

    Are we saying none of these teachers aren't gonna have a bad day? We see the cops, who were supposedly trained killing unarmed black people every day and getting off, I guess it's now the teachers' turn to follow suit.

  • MocaPretty

    They have guns for teachers but no school supplies or plan to send teachers to further their education so they can better educate their students...schools will be bankrupt in a year from all the lawsuits they will soon inherit!

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    i don't trust teachers with guns...... They just arrested a female teacher for banging the whole football team just a minute ago lol. I don't want a person like that around my kid with a gun lol

  • Vonn

    Isn't that fancy, "all day training." This is just a dumb idea period. Teachers should not have guns in the classroom.

  • MissHarlem

    I don't trust the enemy teaching our children no way ?

  • Breitbart_Savior

    But that DEPUTY SHERIFF graduated from the POLICR ACADEMY, earning $80,000 a year but hid. And we've decided to arm our teachers witg handguns ....pitting them against AR-15s.

    Wtf is going on?

  • Phillybruh

    Thank god for private school

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    Jhene and Medium Sean broke up and she still has his whole face and neck tatted on her arm, apparently its because of Nicole Schzer.....notgonnatryandspellhernamecorrectly. The former pussycat doll and pass around (allegedly).

  • Vonn

    Shooting at a target & shooting at someone that is armed is a totally different situation. Leave it to the professionals...well, the ones that don't hide in the heat of the moment.

  • Southern

    This is the stupidest shit ever . So now Ms. Jackson got to teach English and pack heat.. These idiots want to do everything but focus on the problem .

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    As long as it's not Catholic school.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    So educational professionals have to be marksman on top of nurses, psychologists, and EDUCATORS ????????

    Anybody else went to “gun free zone” schools in the 90s and 00s? What happened to that?!

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Right! This chit can lead to rape! ?

  • Breitbart_Savior

    Trump isnt draining the swamp, hes just flushing his own toliet

  • morenYAHdelsur

    B O O M !

    Please talk about it!

  • Kayke

    Exactly! If anything the teachers will just be targeted first. How about kids who have no access to guns, getting access to the teacher's. There is a bigger chance for disaster than anything else.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Sadly waiting on future news to report either student gets a hold of gun or teacher feels threatened and kills a student..

  • the guest

    With the epidemic of mass school shootings, this professional training is a good idea for teachers to feel prepared to protect their students instead of panicked. If people are aware that teachers (and staff too) are armed, trained, and prepared to defend, they will be less apt to target schools.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    100% Dumb.

  • stav

    The teachers at these schools are already molesting the kids, now they have guns , and if the kid tells they've been having sex with the teacher, will the teacher now kill the kid? IJS this is one big mess!

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    thankful for the freedom to choose where my children go to school

  • angrysolo


  • sunni_daze

    This is in-fuckin-sane.

  • shun king

    Blacks folks scared because they feel their kids should be able to whoop a teachers ass in peace

  • You Could Never

    Teachers should not have guns in the classroom

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    White folks scared because without a gun they can’t kill blacks.

  • goat

    So, who's going to stop the teacher when they go on a shooting spree?

    Just give everybody guns.

  • Anunnaki

    No they fear. Their child will be in the classroom, when, lil aiden, and john hank jr come in with AK's, and chyt... like they always do......,

  • stav

    Without guns, we all know history would be completely different. Now their own creation is killing their own kids by the boatload. Consequences!

  • Rayne

    This country is going To hell in a hand basket

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Yes, karma!!


    this was already happening in texas in certain counties and the parents haven't had any issues with it. It is up to the ISD to have guns. The schools have signs that say someone is armed and will defend the students..i see no issue with this--

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    These teachers gone come in to class with a whole new attitude. Wishing a student would. I wouldnt be able to feel safe knowing at any minute the teacher could start bussin rounds in the classroom. How accessible are the guns gonna be could a student easily steal one. Like isnt this more dangerous having all these guns on hand in a school. SMH I remember we used to break into the teachers lunge and steal the good snacks. SMH i pray for all these children in these schools. LAWD

  • RealATLPeach36

    They say defend, I say shoot a child...

  • shun king

    more black school age kids are killed at the hands of other blacks outside of school..and thats more than the police also

  • Trace da Ace

    this is sooooo wrong!!! Ok...so what happens when one of these teachers get fed up with the kids, pulls out the "authorized" pistol....then starts shooting kids??? Who's to blame on that one??? This is not going to be good....

  • wayoli

    That is way too many ppl together to learn how to use a gun, home schooling will go up, checking kids out of the school is going to go up and so will accidental shootings..SAD

  • bella28498 .

    lol and y'all still not home schooling?

  • Kemi

    Hell naw, mental illness is rampant nowadays irrespective of race, gender, income and profession etc. I won’t have a rest of mind leaving my children with an armed teacher. Anything could trigger a person’s mind to go off..

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    It’s the blacks youth who will suffer the end of the barrel. Stay woke

  • bella28498 .

    no more using public schools to be the glorified babysitter........I see nothing but white teachers at that gun range and they definitely appear that they are ready to blast your kid for little to nothing. Start home schooling.

  • R Smith

    SMDH @ an all day course!

  • shun king

    they dont need to blacks doing a good enough job for them

  • CrunchyBlack1

    This won't end well, cuz some of them teachers are hella stressed. Somebody gone be abusing the priviliage of carrying those guns. Watch a teacher shoot an unruly kid or use it to break up a fight. This won't end well!

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Obviously not enough to meet White Supremacist standards!

  • 5000BlinK

    This is such a dumb idea.. I dont understand why some don't see it.... Im SURE this same topic have come up several times... especially after mass school shootings, and Im sure the bad things that could happen with Teachers carrying guns out weighed the good things!! Just think of all the things that can go wrong with this.. I mean simple clerical errors and with our kids being on the front line...NOOOOPPPEEEE!!!!!!!

  • shelly

    Ok let’s wait for the first White teacher to shoot a Black kid because they felt threatened.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Right! He walked into class with his hood on and its over.

  • Ozad

    and Sandra will be on here defending the racist shooter with a picture of Trump in the background

  • Bonita Johnson

    Stupidest dumbest back firing idea ever!!!!!!!!! Good luck because this is only
    Going to make things worst!! Yea let’s use guns to fight guns!! All those kids are going to do is get creative and figure out a different way in how to execute a mass killing if that’s what they choose may the good lord forbid but I honestly feel this is about to get worst if this is the idea in controlling school shootings!! I thought Americans were smarter then this!! Smh!! If I had kids public schools are a NO!!! Now what if the kids gets a hold of the teachers gun?? Or know the teacher has one it kills him first!??? Or worst the teacher is looney tune and is having a bad day then next thing we know we’re hearing about teachers doing the killings!!! Not good!! So sad!

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  • Cannelle

    "Start home schooling."

    Or just move.

  • Kemi

    It’s a dumb & unsafe idea. You just pointed a potential liability. And what happened if a teacher shoot and kill a child accidentally during a shootout? Home school is it.

  • Jacquelyn Eff

    I swear, sometimes I think we’re being punked. It’s like an episode of South Park or the Simpsons.


    Now we gonna have teachers getting acquitted of killing black kids...

  • Quitedeliteful

    children will be safer in the hands of well-trained pistol-packing teachers.
    One day of training and these hillbillies will be expertly equipped to defend and protect children?!? I betcha half of them end up shooting their own selves in the foot...

  • Quitedeliteful

    It will be called 'an accident'....

  • Quitedeliteful

    Really?? Ima have to research this... I thought this hadn't been implemented yet...

  • Quitedeliteful

    Now THIS is the truth!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    I don't know... These teachers got one full day of training. Only one...If they are going to carry guns they need to go through some sort of rigorous military style defensive training not just hit the bulls eye and your good. It's pandemonium when a shooter starts killing but add to the mix teachers with guns and no real formal training its gonna be anarchy...

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  • Shannypoo1976

    That's a negative for me... I see homeschooling in my future.

  • the guest

    I'm at a loss and see all sides here but schools are such vulnerable places. Mass shootings happening once or twice is too much but it's happening more than that.

    I feel for teachers who in that position can do nothing more than lock doors and help children hide or risk their lives scurrying everyone out doors praying against prayer not to get shot.

    Makes you just wish there was someone on site who could say Not Today and shoot a school shooter dead on the spot. I mean this for all schools, all colors, all areas.

    Remember, probably one of the saddest and sickest school shootings was years ago when that psycho who drove out to rural Amish country, walked into a remote one room country schoolhouse, lined up only the girl students facing a wall and shot them all execution style.

    Lord if one of the teacher or one of boy students had been armed. But guns are against their religion and doctrine.

    Violence does not discriminate.

    Then when you have officers in the school who hide and leave the teachers and kids vulnerable?!! What can be done for teachers to feel safe and protected at work and prepared to protect the children under their watch.

    Teachers need more than one day of training, there must be ongoing training and counseling so they have a sense of overall preparedness.

    I think teachers are already armed anyway.

  • the guest

    No, not dumb. Processing solutions in my concern for the vulnerability of schools.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Your 'solution' is akin to putting out a fire by tossing more gasoline on it.

  • Ryan

    People cannot be this dumb. An hour or two at a gun range doesn't make someone equipped to act in dangerous situations... Inexperienced and lacking confidence, they might still just hide with every one else anyway. But what else can you expect from an administration that's had five or six people leave or get fired in the past week, with their leader currently being sued by a doggone hooker.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Omg these phucking people? so what happens when they draw on black students because they're in fear over a pencil

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Exactly! Just said the same thing

  • Evillene

    See, Trump and his ilk are onboard with this. Ostensibly the guns will be in schools to protect students from white domestic terrorists. The reality is those armed teachers are going to be killing black students because they're scared.

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Exactly- the goal all along.

  • the guest

    I was ridiculed for seeing the sense in this which is not fair.

    I'm a mother and would want my children defended in school.

    An alternative to arming teachers could be bulletproofing classroom doors and windows and going back to one classroom for the day instead of changing classrooms? I don't know but the issue needs addressing. 17 kids lost their lives in a school. My god the thought of it.

    Our two children attend a private Waldorf school and we don't have this concern but that doesn't mean I'm not concerned and dismayed for the pain, fear, loss of those whose children are in potentially vulnerable school settings.

  • angelpat2812

    This won't end well people! Children are not the only ones killing each other. There are more grown-ups killing themselves, killing children and killing other grown-ups. This is not the solution in my opinion. I'm so glad I don't have any children in this messed up World. But I pray for you all who do. This is just another way for these wicked people to turn us inot a "Police State." They think they slick. But I know what's up. Whatever you do cover your babies in prayer daily before you send them out into the world, to these Heathens!

  • ImWoke

    Why is all of this necessary when they only want to teach? It seems that schools are preparing the kids for prison. Buzzing people into schools. Gates, metal detectors and now teachers with guns aka prison guards.

  • kekeb

    It's Texas. Are u surprised

  • bella28498 .

    moving isn't going to help, this will be everywhere.

  • zero options

    Ok, ok, ok, confession time..
    I'm in texas!
    Let's just say the gunshows here are very very popular.

  • Logan Roberts

    God help these kids. I'm so glad I'm not in school anymore. This will not end well.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You mentioned liability.

    I wonder if any of these school districts that already allow school personnel to carry have any form of liability insurance or if they are going without and depending on taxpayers if there's an accident.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ryan: An hour or two at a gun range doesn't make someone equipped to act in dangerous situations.

    A couple of weekends ago there was this yahoo cop from somewhere in Texas who was promoting school officials carrying.

    He said that these people got to fire 900 rounds during a week's training course.

    Unfortunately the dumb reporter didn't follow up with how often do they train after the initial class and who verifies their training.

    Many teachers have second jobs and spend tons of time out of outside of the classroom grading papers and keeping their certifications current and other thing.

  • BR….

    Honestly Teachers are paid to teach, instead of arming them we need more armed security detail in our schools so teachers can focus on educating their students. I’m gonna go ahead and say that someone is gonna abuse this , it’s not a good idea, one day might be the wrong day for a teacher and well you fill in the blank....

  • Omandesert

    Dear Lord.

  • ImWoke

    We want to arm them with handguns and expect them to teach as they make $40,000 a year some not even that much.

  • ImWoke

    Well we do have the stupidest president ever

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I don't even have a damn gun in my own crib ... why the hell would I trust a teacher with one.. . this shyt is insane ... not to mention the teachers now.... they already got a problem with our kids... and you want these fools to carry a damn gun. .. FOH .... Home school folks... Your kids will learn more and you don't have to worry about your kids brains being blowed out cause trust they already want to slap their azz and you give the okay for them to have guns .... Jesus this shyt is pure evil. . And before folks go there about fearing for their life so you need to carry miss me with that devil shyt ... Fearing... Racist fear people that are different ... Fear is the number one cause of pain not to mention it's the devil .. Fear is the root for any dark emotion in this world ... I hate guns ... And don't need them ..

  • Cannelle

    Depends on where you move. I no longer live in the USA.

  • Kemi

    That’s what I’m thinking too. I feel it is unrealistic to expect teachers to react effectively and appropriately during a school shooting. It’s going to be an enormous responsibility because an armed teacher need basic proficiency, sound safety protocols and the ability compose self well under threat/fire.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Exactly, plus the logistics.
    The school where the last school occurred had 3,000 students and multiple buildings and the shooting lasted six minutes so basically if the armed teacher isn't at the right location at the right time it won't matter any way.

    Hell the SRO punked out and stayed in his safe space.

  • Kemi

    Lol right!!! The ability in yourself is tested when you’re face with danger like that.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Add to the fact that Trump said that teachers would receive bonuses while this dude was pulling down $80K/year just as a student resource officer.
    Hell I would quit teaching and become a damn SRO full time.
    Bonus my a$$!!


    This is good until what happened in California happens there - a teacher "accidently" shoots a student.

  • anita1269

    Standing and shooting a gun at the range is not the same as trying to shoot a moving target with dozens of people running in all directions. You get off that one shot and miss, it hits an innocent child.

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    a damn shame. SMFH.

  • bella28498 .

    Let me explain the issues that will occur will be world wide.....there will be no where to run. I don't know why u people think shuffling around mean anything.

  • Cannelle

    I absolutely agree that there are problems worldwide. I spent a lot of time pointing that out to people where I live. They like to put their heads in the sand about certain things (oh, say, racism).

    However, the subject at hand are having guns in schools and children being killed at school. Where I live, there are 0 school shootings any year. And the idea that teachers would be carrying in schools is completely ludicrous to people here. They think we Americans are living in some parallel dimension. For that, I have no retort because I agree with them.

    While an option for some, I understand that not everyone can move so for those who can't, its best to make things better where you live.

  • The Chosen One

    I am an educator, and to carry a pistol wasn't listed in my contract clause. I didn't sign up for it.


    Did you see on the news that a teacher accidently shot a student this morning? Google it if you didn't.

  • Moni

    Maybe it's time to make Body Armor for children. If police have a problem judging black children correct age range - what guarantee in the heat of gun fire do parents have that ShaNe & Dwayne will be judged by their character and not their skin color.

  • Quitedeliteful

    WHAT?!? O.M.G. I've got to look at this and then pass it on...

  • Ryan

    Exactly. Teachers have a lot going on outside of work just like everybody else. I just don't see anything good coming out of this.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011
  • Patricia

    umm, so were not allowing teachers to give kids extra homework or whip their azzes when they act up, but, we're letting them gun them down???

  • Patricia

    my mama used to blame the teachers for my brothers misbehavior as well, said countless teachers were a-holes and picking at HIM...until he ended up in jail endless times through adulthood. the teachers dont have a problem with your kids. if theres conflict there, 99.9% assurance your kids are the problem.

  • Patricia

    they definitely dont need guns. even the armed security isnt good. have you seen some of the fights they have to break up between these adult-sized teenagers??? somebody will decide to end the fight with a bullet in no time, would say they were saving the kids life who was about to get their head bashed in with a desk chair.

  • BR….

    So then with that being said, what could possibly be the resolution?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™