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How Long Before All Hell Breaks Loose With Gun-Toting Clarksville, Ark. School Teachers?

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- On the bright side, Arkansas does not have a stand-your-ground law.

But how long do you think it will take before some variation of one of the following happens in a Clarksville, Ark. school?

A teacher feels "threatened" by a student and pulls the gun on the pupil just to defuse the perceived threat. Or the school employee cannot restrain him or herself and blows the kid's brains out in front of a classroom full of terrified children. Or maybe, in self-defense, students wrestle a firearm away from the teacher who pulled it. Or there's a meeting between school officials and the parents of a child receiving disciplinary action. Disagreement ensues. Things get intense. A packing assistant principal pulls out her heat.

I could go on with the "ors" all day long, but, mark my words, all hell will break loose in Clarksville, Ark., or one of the other places around the nation who think the best way to respond to school shootings is to arm teachers and other employees with guns after fifty-some odd hours of training. Like New Life Baptist Church & Academy in Albuquerque, N.M.

HBO's fantastic series "VICE" featured the "Academy" earlier this year. I highly recommend that episode. It's well done. And it supports the judgment that any parent who would want their child in that sort of "learning environment" has a screw or two loose.

Talk about the end justifying the means. We all want to keep our kids safe, but scaring them to death is probably a counterproductive parenting technique to get there.

Now let me be clear. I am not one of these ardent anti-gun cats. If I had my choice, I would prefer fewer guns, not proliferation into my child's school. But, on the issue of guns in general, I don't have a strong opinion one way or the other.

Before last November, the closest I ever came to a gun was when I got pulled over by a police officer. The things have always terrified me. Sort of like cocaine. Would never touch the stuff, but like swords and knives, I never had a problem with alcohol or marijuana.

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