HOT BLAST: Texas school arms teachers
Dec 16, 2013 | 989 views |  0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print

"If somebody walked in that door and opened fire, we would have a chance."

So says Matt Dossey, superintendent at Jonesboro Independent School District in Texas.

Mother Jones reports on the district and its post-Newtown decision "to arm a select group of staffers with concealed weapons."

"We live in a place where our kids are familiar with guns," Dossey said, describing how students camp out with their guns by the football field each summer, when irrigated grass creates a green oasis amid the dry landscape. "Armadillos love to come to our football field and dig up holes rooting for worms and grubs. Well our kids go down there armadillo hunting," he said. "It's a different culture out here. Everyone has guns in their home, if not for skunks or whatever, then for intruders."

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