Loaded handgun confiscated from staffer at Minneapolis elementary school

  • Article by: PAUL WALSH AND STEVE BRANDT , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: December 19, 2012 - 5:09 PM
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jojoobooDec. 19, 12 2:15 PM

School employees with permits to carry can't carry weapons? So much for the idea of someone on the inside stopping a massacre.

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plansrusDec. 19, 12 2:45 PM

My daughter attends this school and having now read the info in the article- which had much more detail than what is on the school website- I am much relieved. I personally do not have a lot of concerns with Concealed Carry licensed individuals having their guns locked at school. In fact I could imagine that they could be handy to have around if/when crazy gunmen (they _are_ almost always men aren't they...) starts killing kids.

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seanbartzDec. 19, 12 2:46 PM

Yeah, there goes THAT terrible idea.

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purlieuDec. 19, 12 2:51 PM

Unbelievable! Some people have no common sense whatsoever.

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NoMasBSDec. 19, 12 3:04 PM

Yeah she would have really stopped a massacre with her gun that was stuck neatly away in her locked locker. I'm sure that if you wanted you could shoot off a lot of bullets from a semi-automatic by the time she even got close to her locker if she even made it that far. It's a very sad day in the U.S.A. when we have to carry guns to protect ourselves from ourselves. Nice example to set for our kids...

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comment229Dec. 19, 12 3:08 PM

You cannot carry a gun into a Minnesota school. Michigan legislature just passed the bill saying that certain people could carry a weapon in Michigan schools. It was vetoed by their governor yesterday. I would not be against certain staff carrying a concealed weapon, and several others carrying tasers, but think if a law allowing this was passed, that it be up to each community to decide if their schools should participate. I see both sides of this issue. The one solution that is not controversial, and would stop the insanity is to make every classroom capable of becoming a safe room at a moments notice. PS. I walked into a public school building today, through the front door and was not challenged by a soul and yes, the front door was unlocked.

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member11Dec. 19, 12 3:13 PM

Some people are just bound and determined to exercise the rights they don't have..

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ghutchDec. 19, 12 3:16 PM

Seems like a clear case of the employee not following school policy. As for the larger idea that school employees should be armed: try and imagine a safe place for kids where the adults all cary loaded weapons. Now imagine you live in Somalia, Beruit, Khandahar, or dozens of other failed states where violence is considered "normal". These places are war zones. Nobody is safe least of all children.

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championsDec. 19, 12 3:19 PM

FIRE HER...

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cheiron55402Dec. 19, 12 3:26 PM

And it begins!

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