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Texas school training accident highlights New Yorkers' gun concerns
Not surprisingly, New York and Texas have had vastly different reponses to securing schools since the tragic massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
In New York, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo made it a felony to have a gun on a school campus.
In Texas, at least one school is arming employees and teachers. On Wednesday, this resulted in one employee being shot during a gun training, according to KLTV. Glenn Geddie of the Van Independent School District, about an hour east of Dallas, was struck in the leg when his gun misfired after the lesson. The instructor was helping him at the time.
In contrast, at a school safety symposium Tuesday at Manhattanville College in Purchase, panelists were shocked at the suggestion of having more guns in schools.
Frederick Dorsey, an attorney who represents the Town of Newtown, Conn., and has represented the public schools of Newtown, actually called for the country to take another look at the language of the Second Amendment.
Another panelist, Brian Farragher, executive vice president of Andrus Children’s Center in Yonkers, questioned the wisdom of calls for arming teachers.
"We're talking about bringing more guns into our schools? Have we lost our minds?"
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