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A Teacher Willing To Act, Yet Disallowed From Stopping 4 Students Dying

Over the past three weeks, as victims of the Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooter added up, the story came out about Megan Silberberger, the teacher who tried to stop the 15 year old spree killer.  When others paniced, Ms. Silberberger kept her wits about her and tried to stop the madness.

Yet, since she was in a school, and that school was  gun free zone, Silberberger had no ability to effectively stop someone who wasn’t going to be slowed down in the least by a stupid, pointless sign of political correctness.

Silberberger was WILLING to intervene and try to save lives…but thanks to the policies of liberal gun-hating zealots, she was denied the right to be ABLE.

So this teacher, who was cool and calm when all around her was going to hell picked up her cell phone and called 911 as four students were executed in front of her.

What if the first year social studies teacher had been armed?

The mass shooter might have gotten off one or two shots but would he have been able to kill at his leisure?

Would he have been able to take the life of his third and fourth victims?

Or rather, could an armed teacher who was present when everything was unfolding, kept her cool and at least confronted the shooter and buy time for everyone else to get out?  Silberberger did what she could when she was defenseless…just imagine the lives she could have saved if the gun control myth of gun free zones wasn’t so cherished by the zealots.

Here is the transcript of what Ms. Silberberger had to say to 911:

 “I have the shooter. One shooter. Blood is everywhere. I need help. I need help now.  I have him down.  I’m looking at him. I need help. Shooter’s right here.  He is a high school student. I do not know his name. I tried to stop him before he shot himself. He shot himself. I don’t know how many are down. I tried to stop him.”

This call was made with 4 other INNOCENT school kids lie dying at her feet, but I will look past that as she was relaying that the shooter was down and the situation was safe.  But let’s imagine if she had had a firearm of her own and took action against the shooter.  Perhaps the 911 call would go like this:

 “I have the shooter. One shooter. Blood is everywhere. I need help. I need help now.  I have him down.  I’m looking at him. I need help. Shooter’s right here.  He is a high school student. I do not know his name. I  STOPPED him before he shot anyone else. I shot him. I think he only hit one student.   I STOPPED him from killing any others.”

If I had kids and needed to send them to a school, I would prefer that the teacher in loco parentis be able to make the latter call because I prefer her with a gun defending my child rather than just a cell phone in order to report her death.

Let none take from this article that I don’t think Megan Silberberger did a brave thing and stand her ground because I do…I just wish she was given the opportunity to have the tools in which she could have saved the lives of at least a couple of the four who died.

An armed teacher might not have prevented the tragedy, but she sure as hell could have lessened it.

 

 

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