Tim Legore (Letters, Dec. 25) seems to suggest arming school employees to protect students from firearm violence. He quotes NRA's Wayne Lapierre:
"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun."
A few questions:
w If a student is hurt in an accident and bleeding, will faculty members assume violence, particularly if someone is nearby (rendering aid)?
w If a student swipes a "school" gun, could someone be shot?
w How many should be armed ("more the better?")
w Can parents still talk with a teacher about his/her child's grades?
w Can the brother/sister/friend of one of the teachers drop by?
w If a gun goes off accidentally (car backfires, firecracker, etc.), will the faculty run around school grounds with guns drawn?
w Can cooks, local pedestrians, a neighbor with a rifle also help?
w Should the police be called? And, how will they know who is faculty, and who the "bad" guy is?
w How can faculty determine if two student are in cahoots or just dumb, and one is showing off his new pistol?
w Should someone try to talk the "perp" out of it, before shooting?
Lapierre/Legore forget that people sometimes get confused between "good guys" and "bad guys."
D.L. (ANDY) ANDERSON, Richland