Ohio School District Moves To Arm . . . Janitors

220px-GroundskeeperWillieThe response to the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut continues to get more and more bizarre. In Arizona, a controversial sheriff will have a volunteer “posse” at schools armed to the teeth. The NRA president wants armed guards at every school. Now, in Montpelier, Ohio, the school district wants to arm custodial staff who will now have push brooms, plungers, and semi-automatic weapons.

Montpelier Exempted Village School District superintendent Dr. Jamison Grime believes that such a move makes schools safer even though such attacks are exceptionally rare and custodial positions are viewed as requiring the lowest levels of qualifications in the school system. Grime however insists that they will be put through training and presumably will not use their weapons to shoot out burned bulbs or loosen stumps in the schoolyard.

The school board approved the proposal unanimously for four armed janitors.
How intense will the training be, you ask?

Two days.

Below is one such custodian going into battle in an elementary school:

Source: Toledo Blade

42 thoughts on “Ohio School District Moves To Arm . . . Janitors”

  1. ‘Firearms instructor’ hired as school guard leaves handgun in student bathroom
    By David Edwards
    Friday, January 18, 2013

    A prosecutor in Lapeer, Michigan says, “No harm, no foul,” after a charter school took the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) advice and hired a armed security guard who promptly left his handgun unattended in a student bathroom.

    Chatfield School co-directors Matt Young and Bill Kraly announced last week that they had hired retired Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. firearms instructor Clark Arnold as a security guard in response to the December mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

    “It’s a tremendous asset to the safety of our students,” Young told WNEM in a report that aired on Tuesday.

    But by Wednesday, the school had admitted to The Flint Journal that the retired firearms instructor had made a “made a breach in security protocol” and left his unloaded handgun unattended in the school restroom “for a few moments.”

    “The school has put additional security procedures in place that follow local law enforcement practices and guidelines,” a statement from Young said. “At no time was any student involved in this breach of protocol. We will continue to work on improving school security.”

  2. What’s all the fuss about? President Obama and his team of administrators know what’s best for our nation, our states, our cities, our societies, our families, and all the details of our lives. President Obama really cares about our children, unlike you second amendment freaks, who blindly cling to an outmoded constitution that has no applicability to the exigencies of today’s busy lifestyles.

    I look forward to the day when science advances to the point that an electronic device can be permanently implanted into the brain of every person in the U.S. so that any potential thoughts about any potentially violent act (or any thoughts deemed potentially improper by the existing administration) can be promptly monitored for immediate governmental administrative action.

    Meanwhile, President Obama must control guns that pose a clear and present danger to our children, and to our children’s children. We must stop civilians from holding guns. If you don’t want to do it for your own safety and peace of mind, at least support it for your children’s sake. I have great faith in the leadership of our President and in his sagacity and judgment on these matters, and I urge you to support him in all of his efforts.

    In time, we will not only embrace gun control, but also control of other deadly weapons, such as rope, staircases, and eyeglasses, as can be seen in action in this video clip:

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