Utah educators take class on handling, having concealed gun in class | Synopsis

Utah educators take class on handling, having concealed gun in class

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The idea of a Utah teacher having a loaded weapon in class isn’t new, nor is it illegal. Still, Thursday’s training session near Salt Lake City has received attention in the wake of this month’s massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, as well as the call one week later by National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre to facilitate the arming of more educators. Mostly Democratic politicians, teacher’s groups and mayors — including New York’s Michael Bloomberg, Boston’s Thomas Menino and Philadelphia’s Michael Nutter — have blasted this proposal. For them, the focus policywise should be ensuring there aren’t firearms in schools, not bringing more of them in. NRA president clarifies group’s stance on weapons in schools “Guns have no place in our schools. Period,” Dennis Van Roekel and Randi Weingarten, the presidents of the two biggest U.S. teachers’ unions, said in a joint statement.

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Clark Aposhian

Overall Sentiment: 0.0153376

Relevance: 0.682313

Sentiment Quote
0 “When that shooter gets into the classroom, the teacher doesn’t need to do a lot of tactical training to access and engage a firearm,” said Aposhian, …
0.297836 “When that shooter gets into the classroom, the teacher doesn’t need to do a lot of tactical training to access and engage a firearm,” said Aposhian, who is an instructor at Thursday’s session. “Point it at the shooter, (who) is probably going to be 5 to 10 feet away, and press the trigger — thereby alleviating that option of jumping in front of the kids to soak up the bullets.”
0 Aposhian described as “overwhelming” …
-0.171431 “This is nothing new for Utah,” Aposhian said. …
-0.171431 “This is nothing new for Utah,” Aposhian said. “You just haven’t heard of it before.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 5
  • Aggregate Sentiment: -0.045026
  • Mean: -0.0090052
  • Standard Deviation: 0

Wayne LaPierre

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Michael Nutter

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Relevance: 0.3895

Michael Bloomberg

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Relevance: 0.387997

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Thomas Menino

Overall Sentiment: -0.242471

Relevance: 0.38661

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Randi Weingarten

Overall Sentiment: 0.102345

Relevance: 0.340136

Dennis Van Roekel

Overall Sentiment: 0.0761003

Relevance: 0.33004

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  • Aggregate Sentiment is meant to be an indicator of an individual’s overall sentiment.
  • The Mean is meant to be an indicator of an individual’s average comment sentiment.
  • The Standard Deviation, when there are enough quotes, will indicate an individual’s consistency of sentiment (i.e. a Standard Deviation of 0 would mean they were very consistent in their sentiment and 1 would mean they were very inconsistent).

Note that quote stats are likely to be meaningless beyond the aggregate score due to the tiny sample size. However, they are always provided just in case you find something useful there.

Additional Info:

Organization: Utah Shooting Sports Council

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.397749

Organization: NRA

Overall Sentiment: 0.0309574

Relevance: 0.338643

StateOrCounty: Utah

Overall Sentiment: -0.147308

Relevance: 0.758117

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City: Salt Lake City

Overall Sentiment: -0.177385

Relevance: 0.400376

City: New York

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City: Philadelphia

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City: Boston

Overall Sentiment: -0.060614

Relevance: 0.349386

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City: West Valley City

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.335155

Country: U.S.

Overall Sentiment: 0.110214

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Utah educators take class on handling, having concealed gun in class

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About 200 Utah educators spent part of their holiday vacation in class themselves — learning how to handle a gun. Except for an hour on how to respond to school shootings, the concealed weapons class is much like any other in the state, where licensed teachers can bring firearms to class without school administrators knowledge.

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