A proposed bill would allow teachers in Texas to use deadly force
against students and be protected from any kind of prosecution.
The Teacher’s Protection Act would allow these teachers to use force
against students or anyone else on school grounds if they feel
threatened. Educators would avoid prosecution for “injury or death that
results from the educator’s use of deadly force” under the new
Texas law already protects teachers from disciplinary measures if
they use reasonable force against a student. The law proposed by
Republican Rep. Dan Flynn would allow deadly force.
Association of Texas Professional Educators managing attorney Paul
Tapp told the Houston Chronicle that teachers in the state already have
some legal protections that allow them to use force under reasonable