American teachers who support the Second Amendment and believe educators should have the right to arm themselves in class are no longer allowed to speak their minds.
Timothy Lock learned that the hard way.
Lock was suspended from his position as history teacher at a New Jersey high school simply for stating he believes teachers should have the right to protect themselves by way of carrying a gun.
What a time to be alive.
From Daily Caller:
A New Jersey high school teacher has been suspended from his job for expressing support for arming teachers after the Parkland school shooting.
Cherry Hill High School history teacher Timothy Lock, 59, said he was placed on administrative leave last week because he spoke out in one of his classes about arming teachers and ramping up school security to try and prevent a school shooting.
Most of the students reportedly didn’t have a problem with Lock’s comments, but one decided to report him to the administration. His bag was searched and he was required to undergo a physical and psychological exam.
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“The students love him unequivocally,” said Eric Ascalon, whose son, Zaiden, was in Locke’s class last year. “After the events in Parkland, there was no mention in the schools. There was no addressing the issue with students and the one teacher that brings up the concerns is suspended.”
Ascalon said his son was one of many who staged a protest Monday morning outside the school. The protest was later moved into an auditorium, Ascalon said, and several students, including his son, were taken to principal Dennis Perry’s office.
“All I have ever done for that school is for my students and for their parents,” Locke said.
Locke said he has mentioned in the past that Cherry Hill East has been compared to Columbine, based on demographics, something the New York Times pointed out in 2000. He also voiced concerns about the lack of armed police officers in the school.
Cherry Hill Police Chief William Monaghan said the two officers stationed at the school work for the school district, not his department. Locke and several students said the two officers, listed as “campus police” on the school’s website, are not armed.
Ascalon shares Locke’s concerns.
“This was a relevant topic of discussion,” Ascalon said. “He said ‘I just want you students to know that I’d stand between the gunman and you guys,’ and he also criticized the administration.”
Student Jacob Singer, who emailed the Inquirer and Daily News on Friday, said Locke was simply trying to “motivate his students to try to stand up for something that we shouldn’t have to fight for. ”
One day liberals will understand it takes a good guy with a gun to stop a bad guy with a gun.
When that day comes, it will be too late.
The Second Amendment is just as important, if not more so, than the First.
This ridiculousness needs to end today.
[Note: This post was written by John S. Roberts]