• Sure if they're qualified

    By Constitutional law we still have the right to bear arms. If a teacher is legally allowed to carry and has proper training, then I don't see a problem with it. The reason we allow police officers to pack is because they're trained, so a civilian who's trained should have the same consideration.

  • Guns should NOT be allowed in at school environment.

    Having more guns would just cause more shootings and access to these guns. In order to control guns, you must limit them. Having fire arms in school would also cause students to feel less safe and more likely to be targeted if you are in a heated situation, you would always have to watch your back.

  • Teachers Should Have a Gun

    What idiot thinks that a gun is going to be holstered to a teachers side or on top of a desk?! A gun would most certainly be locked away. The kids wouldn't know who had the keys to the gun or where they were anyways, and they'd recieve proper training for situations like that. Not every teacher would carry, only those qualified and who volunteer. If not enough were qualified, but enough wanted to, they'd undergo the procedures to be qualified and the training as well. You wouldn't be tossing the gun to someone who didn't want it and couldn't handle it. School systems can't afford security guards, and police response times average four minutes, and a lot of people can die in four minutes. Only other teachers and administrators would know who carried the gun. Not students, so the likelihood of them attaining one would decrease further. People say that the teachers could snap, but how often do you hear of a teacher shooting a school up versus a student or some outside person? Not to mention that the person has to have a strict background screening to even be able to have a gun. Barricading the door and hiding in a corner isn't a plan. Not to mention what happens if kids aren't in class when a shooter comes? Where do they hide then? In Columbine they hid in the library, but the shooters broke in and threw bombs and found students and still killed them. If even one person on the inside had a gun, dozens of lives could've been saved. Yes, teachers should have guns.

  • Lets Think About This

    Most of the people who are against it are saying that the reason for no is because a student could get the gun thus rendering it pointless and simply providing what the shooter needs. Honestly though if teachers were allowed to have guns I'm sure that the teacher would not keep the gun on her. I assume (which makes an ass out of u and me) that the gun would be keep in a safe place like for instance maybe a lock cabinet or a lock desk. The chance of a student taking a key from a teacher then unlocking a cabinet for gun is highly doubtful seeing that security would probably show up before the fight for the key was over with. As another safety precaution it would probably be safest not to tell the students of the guns location or that its there at all.

  • Safety for Children

    Of course I believe they should be able to carry weapons on them. I think it should be monitored and that all weapons would have to be registered with the public school system, but I know if I'm teaching my class and there is a shooter in my hall coming for my room, which is filled with 20 students, I'm going to want to be able to protect myself and all of my students. Those boys and girls have parents and I am positive those parents would rather know their children are safe, or at least have someone trying to protect them in the best way possible, rather than knowing that there is a shooter in their child's school and there is no one else in that building who has a gun to protect anyone.
    It only makes sense to have them carry some sort of protective weapon. I believe evaluations should be done on those teachers who have a weapon and that safe's should be provided to keep these weapons in and away from students.

  • Teachers should have guns.

    Having guns in our schools, used by trained teachers, can make school shootings many times safer. With proper training, a teacher could be fabulously useful in a mass shooting. For instance, take Utah. For the past ten years, it has been legal for teachers to have firearms in the classroom, and in that time, not a single K-12 shooting has occurred. Though a teacher's mental health cannot be 100% validated, neither can any police officers. Teachers go through intense, FBI grade background checks to prove they are sane. Someone who is not could come into a school and murder a myriad of children with no one there to protect them.

  • Making it illegal can only hurt.

    If a teacher has the proper training absolutely they should be allowed to carry it. They are our first line of defense and would be able to react much faster then any police officer who isn't on scene. Saying teachers are going to snap and be a shooter themselves is illogical. If a teacher wanted to shoot up their class they could just go buy a gun and illegally carry it into school. If no one else could carry then no one could stop them.

  • Protect the children.

    The teachers will be certified which requires a background check so all teachers carrying will be mentally stable. The majority of public shootings are in gun-free areas, i.e. schools, malls, etc. By making schools gun-free it doesn't make the school safer for the children, it makes it safer for the shooter.

  • Yes, for sure

    Teachers are the first line of defense in a class room. And it clearly states in the 2nd Amendment that we have the right to bear arms. In Utah the 10 years teachers have been allowed to carry guns no K-12 school shooting have occurred. Some teachers spend more time with students than their own parents do.

  • Safer environment for children and teachers

    Responsible adults who know how to handle a weapon properly should be able to carry with a conceled weapon permit. It's abserd to think that a good civilian with proper knowledge of weapons would leave the weapon on the desk or within reach of students. Conceled carrying permits means they are hidden so the student wouldn't even know.

  • A better way to protect the kids.

    If a classroom is breached, the gunman takes out the teacher first. No time to grab a gun. In Texas for instance, the teachers must keep the gun in a Lock Box with a keyed lock. No time to waist so
    teachers can and should Barricade the classroom door if there is a Lockdown Event in progress.
    Why let an intruder into the classroom to begin with. They need a door barricade device like Nightlock Lockdown attached to the classroom door. Piling desks and classroom furniture in front of the door is slow and uneffective, and doesn't work on outward swing doors. But this device will and is now active in many school districts across the country. A simple device keeps bad guys out, and gives a teacher more time to prepare and hide students.

  • It simply increases violence

    If a teacher had a gun, it would simply increase the chance of a school shooting. I mean, what if the teacher was unstable and one day she just snapped. How'd that go? I am currently doing a project on this very topic at my school. Also, it takes money to train and supply teachers with guns.

  • Teachers + guns=more violence

    That's is not what is wanted the plan Is to protect the students and by having a gun in the classroom jeopardize that. Imagine being in a room knowing you teacher has a gun, that would affect your learning. Also by allowing teachers to carry guns it would cost more $ then it's worth.

  • Guns plus School

    Why the heck would a teacher bring a gun to school!? The teacher may have serious mental problems plus anger issues. Plus some teachers might leave the gun unattended and the child might pick up the gun and play with it. And you know what happens when a child plays with a gun.

  • Absolutely not! This would result in more injuries or death in the event of a shooting!

    No one should carry guns in school except security or police officers on campus-- in other words, people with the proper training to handle volatile situations. Equipping teachers with guns, who are little more than civilians, is absurd. This would not help prevent the type of deadly mass shooting we've been seeing lately. All that would do is increase the possibility of innocent people getting caught in the crossfire.

  • Guns plus School

    Why the heck would a teacher bring a gun to school!? The teacher may have serious mental problems plus anger issues. Plus some teachers might leave the gun unattended and the child might pick up the gun and play with it. And you know what happens when a child plays with a gun.

  • They absolutely shouldn't

    It is so beyond tiresome hearing arguments that more guns = safer. No. Is a teacher with 100% certainty never going to snap and be the next monster on the news? No. Is a teacher with 100% certainty going to be a trained marksman that can correctly identify and separate threats from non-threats? No. This idea is stupid, ridiculously careless and it being one that some people propose seriously is a very fitting example of how screwed this country is.

  • This is dangerous

    If we are worried about people in the public attacking our children with guns what makes us think that teachers are so safe. We have no way of knowing that a teacher is not mentally unstable or depressed themselves and they wouldn't snap and use the guns. Also if the students knew teachers had the guns there would be kids who could manage to acquire them and use them.

  • NO, Teachers should not carry guns in school

    If we hope to imply that teachers carrying guns in school would limit the violence that takes place in our classrooms, then we paradoxically create an even greater threat. There is no way to guarantee that a student could not get a hold of the weapon. Even if a teacher was licensed to carry and followed strict protocol for keeping the weapon in their possession, a student could still overpower the teacher and take the weapon from them. What protection would the gun be then? Besides, simply having a license to carry a gun does not mean that someone would have the ability to use it in an aggressive situation, especially if it is a child that is the aggressor.

  • Absolutely not- and the vast majority have no desire to.

    Educators did not go into their profession to be babysitters, and they certainly didn't go into it to be security guards. Now society is trying to force them to be both. How anyone could possibly secure those weapons so that students could never get a hold of them would be a nightmare- and unrealistic. And to think that if a school full of teenagers can access a weapon in every classroom that violence would DECREASE is absurd.
    Moreover, teachers don't, in the main, have any desire to carry a dangerous weapon to work.

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