Friday, January 18, 2013

School Hires Armed Guard - Forgets His Gun In Bathroom

“The only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun”, or so the head of the NRA tells us.

Following this sage advice a Lapeer County Michigan school hired an armed security guard. As the local television news reported three days ago:

So what could go wrong?

Well, just days after calling its newly hired armed security guard "a tremendous asset to the safety of our students," the school released a statement saying the retired firearms instructor had caused a "breach in security protocol" by leaving his handgun unattended in the school's bathroom.

Clark Arnold, formerly of the Lapeer County Sheriff's Office, was hired as a security officer by the Chatfield School in Lapeer following a review of security procedures in the wake of last month's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary.

"It's probably slim to next to none that someone's going to be needed in the school, but it's that slim you have to worry about," Arnold told TV earlier this week.

The interview was posted one day after Arnold had accidentally left an unloaded gun in the students' bathroom.
The school, which serves grades K through 8, insists that no students were in danger, and vowed to "continue to work on improving school security."

No charges are pending against Arnold, and Chatfield School Director Matt Young would not say what punishment, if any, the security officer might receive


  1. "I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within."

    ~ General Douglas MacArthur

  2. Just out of curiousity, is it hard to keep your ivory tower clean? Just wondering. And no Ken, I do not watch Fox news.

  3. While you mock to aid your point this is actually a known and on going dilemma. What do you do with a ccw when nature calls. How do you protect it from someone outside the stall while you legally answer natures calling.
    In this case the gun was unloaded and the owner while responsible in that way was certainly embarrassed.
    It happens like anything else.

  4. Happy Gun Appreciation Day

    Because of the natural grief everyone feels about the horrific murders committed by madmen and the malpractice of those propagandists in the media and the insatiable lust for power of some politicians, our right to self defense is again threatened. Our forefathers saw self defense as a preexisting right of all men. They believed in it so strongly that a band of about 70 farmers stood ready to face the might of the British Army at Lexington Green. Today at our Statehouse patriots from across the commonwealth will gather at noon to voice their support for the freedom of self defense. Across our nation, patriots are speaking out in opposition to heavy handed and unconstitutional laws being proposed by our president and governors in the most corrupted states of our union.

    There is a sirens’ song of, “we will protect you,” coming from those that seek to rob us of our freedoms. They surround themselves with children and promise that they can prevent this from happening. They lie. No man can keep that promise. There will always be evil in this world. Evil cannot be stopped by the pens of a legislature or the speeches of a president. The best that we can hope for is to be able to defend ourselves against it.

  5. ok so i see a link to the story about the school hiring the armed guard.....but no link to your "story" about him forgetting his gun in the bathroom??? is that story real?



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