Power Talk: Are We Ready For “Gun Totting Principals” In Our Schools?

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Amid a recent string of crimes involving students around the university, some Georgia Tech students are fighting for the right to carry a concealed handgun on campus. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Amid a recent string of crimes involving students around the university, some Georgia Tech students are fighting for the right to carry a concealed handgun on campus. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Power Talk with Lorraine Jacques-White
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On Powertalk with Lorraine  Jacques-White we had a blast!!  In the news recently there has been a big push to arm teachers with guns, as a result of the tragedy in Connecticut. Well it looks like the idea has made it to Georgia, and we took it to the Power Talk Listeners to get their opinion.

A state lawmaker is proposing a bill to allow school systems to choose whether principals should be allowed to carry concealed weapons.

The proposal by Republican State Rep. Paul Battles from Bartow County is the latest in a series of gun-related measures the General Assembly will consider after the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

Battles told the television station it makes sense to allow districts to decide whether principals should be armed since not every district has the money to hire school resource officers.

The Georgia Association of Educators has said it will lobby against the proposal. The organization’s president, Calvine Rollins, says instead of paying for school resource officers, districts would then have to pay for six-week training courses and yearly refresher sessions.

Many people disagreed with the proposal!!

Take a listen to the show…….

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