Armed teacher stops knife attack
A teacher at a private school sees a stabbing of a student, draws his gun and stops it.
I've heard the term "subculture of violence," and in my time as an attorney known a few who were in such a group, where physical violence was just a fact of life, nothing to get worked up about. In this case, having stabbed a guy a half dozen times, his wife drives him away, but then returns to retrieve his cell phone. For you, this is attempted homicide. For him, it's Tuesday morning.
Kaplan Career Institute isnt really a "private school" in the way one would normally think. It's a training center, much like Gunsite or Thunder Ranch. You could call those private schools, but I don't think that would be accurate.
Posted by: wizardpc at December 9, 2009 09:24 AM
The above has me stumped. It's a place where students pay money to learn things. To the extent that doesn't qualify as a school, I'm guessing we have a serious societal problem around the meaning and purpose of schools.
Posted by: Dave R. at December 9, 2009 01:51 PM
If you hold a concealed weapons permit/license, the definition of the word “school” can be very important. I spent some time finding the definition in the state statutes.
It all started when I drove by the local Massage Therapy/Nail College and started wondering. Is that a school?
Posted by: Chuck at December 9, 2009 03:26 PM
"For you, this is attempted homicide. For him, it's Tuesday morning."-David Hardy.
And therein lies the problem with enemies of the second amendment and/or those just plain uninterested and ignorant that that sub-culture exists and can roam freely.
I lived it as a child for a time. As David said, for them it was just Tuesday morning. No remorse, no after action jitters, no introspection, just another day.
I await the day when our enemies on issue of rights are eaten by enemies of everyone. The rest of us will prove to less digestible.
Posted by: straightarrow at December 9, 2009 04:39 PM
Don't forget Kaplan is owned by the Washington Post. Let's hope they don't fire this guy for his heroism.
Posted by: Chicago Reader at December 10, 2009 09:15 AM
I hope my previous comment was not misinterpreted. What I was trying to pointing out, is that a lot of schools are gun free zones even for those with concealed carry licenses. This is hard for me to understand. Maybe K-12 but not post secondary and vocational institutions. As a college professor with a CWL I am disarmed by my employer, in as much as they ban weapons on campus even locked in parked cars. This disarms me at work and while commuting to and from work and thus while running errands before and after work.
This incident reinforces the fallacy of schools as gun free zones. For that matter, all gun free zones. In gun free zones only the criminals will have guns.
Posted by: Chuck at December 10, 2009 03:25 PM