USA: Teachers Carrying Guns. An idea to have teachers who want to carry guns to school undergo some level of police training will be left up to local school districts and police departments. The Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training Council did not take action on the proposal, which was brought to Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff by a constituent in the Nebo School District. "They're still going to be teachers, but they're going to carry a weapon," Shurtleff told the POST Council on Wednesday, adding that the idea would be "That they be allowed to have some training." Ref. Source
I do not think the answer to school shootings is to arm some of the teachers. All we are doing here would be introducing guns into the schools. We want to keep guns out of schools. I doubt that arming teachers will prevent a school shooting.
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I don't agree with this. Having a gun in the classroom just invites things bad to happen. Its better to have a security guard posted with a gun that a whole bunch of teachers in the wild west.
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Why the Left Opposes Arming Teachers. Why does the left oppose allowing a small number of highly trained teachers and other adults who work at schools to arm themselves? When asked, their response is consistent: “It’s a crazy idea.” And “We need fewer guns, not more guns.” A New York Times editorial… Source 8s.
I do not agree with teachers being armed but there can be security guards on the compound armed. Teachers have enough on their plate trying to educate they should not act as combatants too.
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Why put the responsibility in the hands of the teachers? Hire security! They can be more alert and prepared for this than a teacher can.
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I would not feel comfortable knowing my child's teacher has a loading gun in their possession.
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