TEACHERS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/TEACHERS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Parents split about teachers carrying guns in school http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58406579-78/teachers-gun-teacher-parents.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58406579-78/teachers-gun-teacher-parents.html.csp">Parents split about teachers carrying guns in school</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brett prettyman</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T23:02:42.673-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 11:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Taylorsville • Emotions at Westbrook Elementary ran the gamut Friday after a teacher’s concealed handgun accidentally discharged, shattering a toilet and injuring her leg. Students first expressed concern, then reflection and, finally, a little humor the day after 6th-grade teacher Michelle Ferguson-Montgomery’s 9 mm Glock went off in a faculty bathroom. “I’m just glad no one was seriously hurt,” said John Ebner, whose son is in fourth grade at Westbrook. “Personally, I’m not a gun person, but ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58406579@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 23:02:42 MDT Gun instructor: Injured Utah teacher messed up http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58406775-90/gun-carry-teacher-concealed.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58406775-90/gun-carry-teacher-concealed.html.csp">Gun instructor: Injured Utah teacher messed up</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By matt canham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T09:05:11.387-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 09:05AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A prominent Utah gun rights advocate said the elementary school teacher injured when her gun went off in a bathroom Thursday bears the blame for the accident. “It was a negligent discharge,” said Clark Aposhian, a concealed carry permit instructor. “We are no apologist for improper weapon handling and we never will be.” Aposhian said it’s highly unlikely the gun would have gone off if dropped, which means sixth-grade teacher Michelle Ferguson-Montgomery probably inadvertently pulled the trigger...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58406775@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:05:11 MDT Letter: When will our gun luck run out? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58407774-82/luck-carry-fire-gun.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58407774-82/luck-carry-fire-gun.html.csp">Letter: When will our gun luck run out?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T17:38:44.57-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 05:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">How fortunate that the Taylorsville teacher who shot herself was not more seriously injured and that no one else was in the line of fire. How long can we continue to have such luck with the premise that arming teachers is the answer to school shootings? The only weapons allowed in schools should be those carried by trained law-enforcement officers. By not even requiring live-fire experience, Utah conceal-carry permits are issued with far too little training. Dee Rowland Salt Lake City</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58407774@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:38:44 MDT Paul Rolly: Earth to Herriman parents: Obama is the president http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58398483-90/sltrib-blaze-district-division.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58398483-90/sltrib-blaze-district-division.html.csp">Paul Rolly: Earth to Herriman parents: Obama is the president</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ROLLY</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T07:16:48.246-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 07:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I mentioned in Wednesday’s column the harassment teachers in Jordan School District received from some parents with too much time on their hands and who probably get all their news from Fox. Here is the rest of the story and a shout-out to the district for standing up to right-wing micromanagers and protecting academic freedom. I wrote about a Herriman High American government teacher who was in the cross hairs of some parents for displaying a Barack Obama poster on the opening day of school. H...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58398483@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:16:48 MDT Utah teacher shoots herself in the leg at elementary school http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58402182-78/teacher-horsley-teachers-carry.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58402182-78/teacher-horsley-teachers-carry.html.csp">Utah teacher shoots herself in the leg at elementary school</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T13:45:25.602-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 01:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Taylorsville elementary school teacher somehow shot herself in the leg while in a school restroom. The 6th-grade teacher, Michelle Ferguson-Montgomery, was in a faculty restroom at Westbrook Elementary School (3451 W. 6200 South) on Thursday morning when her handgun went off, said Ben Horsley, spokesman of Granite School District. The accidental shooting occurred at a little before 9 a.m., before school started. No students were around at the time, Horsley said. The bullet entered and exited ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58402182@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:45:25 MDT Op-ed: Connecticut is the best state for teachers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58378229-82/teachers-connecticut-state-higher.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58378229-82/teachers-connecticut-state-higher.html.csp">Op-ed: Connecticut is the best state for teachers</a></h4>