School teachers should be allowed to carry guns. If we would allow our teachers to carry guns then we would deter anymore school shootings in the classroom. They could protect our students and if violence of another shooter broke out then they could prevent most of the casualties that we have seen in the past.
Students will feel safer and their parents will know their children are being protected by trained teachers that are allowed to own a firearm. Students that feel safe will learn better. My partner and I believe that only the teachers who are mentally stable should have guns. In an op-ed published by the Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan, state Sen. Dan Lederman explained his support for the bill as a vote for local control on school safety issues. He argues that most places won't even take advantage of the armed-teachers option. “But for those schools in the middle of rural areas that have parents shifting nervously in their seats at any mention of school violence because any law enforcement response is a minimum of 20 or more minutes away? This bill gives schools that seek an option something they can do to protect themselves until first responders can arrive. They deserve the same solution that children in our cities have.” This shows that not only do the students get scared the parents get worried about their kids and their safety.
Teachers with guns can stop school shootings. With the proper training teachers can stop shootings in the schools and save more lives. The April 20, 1999 Columbine High massacre and April 17, 2007 Virginia Tech shooting could have been ended and lives could have been saved if a teacher or professor was allowed to have guns on their campus. These are just a few school shootings that could have been stopped. Eight states (Hawaii, New Hampshire, Alabama, Arizona, California, Oregon, Rhode Island and Utah) allow concealed firearms in schools, according to Lauren Heintz, an education research analyst.
I believe teachers should be allowed to carry guns in school with the proper training involved. The percentage of school shootings has dramatically increased within the past 15 years and if teachers were able to protect their students children would be safer at school. The government promises families in the United States a safe learning environment for their children, but until teachers have a way to defend their students, this can not be so.
Teachers with guns in school is a bad idea. Teachers do not have the proper education in gun safety. They now also will have the extra stress of making sure the gun does not fall into the wrong hands. There are way too many problems that can come from a gun in school.
I am all for gun ownership in this country as I think it is a right, however there is no need for a gun in a school. Teachers are taught to teach kids many don't know the first thing about guns and should not have the extra stress of worrying about protecting a gun.
No, school teachers should not be allowed to carry guns because they don't have the training to be trusted with them. Some teachers are elderly or middle aged and what if they have a fight with a student who is bigger and stronger than them and ends up overpowering them and shooting up the school.?
Teachers should not be allowed to carry guns on schools. I think that having a gun in a situation is much more likely to increase the level of violence, not decrease the use of guns. I think that rather than teachers having guns that we should have police on every campus.
I think it is a horrible idea to have guns in the classroom around children. All it would take would be one mistake or oversight where a gun is placed loaded in the wrong place. I think the chance of a child shooting themselves would out weight the rare chance that a teacher would take down a school shooter.
If you feel that your school is unsafe then you should hire guards to help protect your school, implement better lockdown procedures throughout the day so there is only one point of entry during the day that is protected without direct entrance into a school. Teachers are hired to nurture and teach the students they are not hired to be handgun wielding people.