I think it is outrageous that Fort Knox is the most secure location in all of America but our schools.....where we keep our real treasures, is the most venerable. what's worth more? our children or our gold?
Worded badly, I don't think we should be giving guns to teachers. But I do think we should allow teachers to carry a weapon IF we make them go through very, very extensive training first. They pay for it, too. It's no different than having an SRO on campus, which is common at least where I live.
If they have a permit to and maybe even get another permit for school grounds, not problem at all. Telling mentally sane teachers they can't bring guns in to shoot someone isn't going to stop them. So what's the need to make a law completely preventing everyone from carrying in a school?
Of course. Teachers tend to love their students and if something bad were to happen, I would trust any of my teachers to protect me. Everyone but minors should be allowed to carry a gun with the right circumstances, such as lack of felonies and correct mental function.
TBR, it is not insanity, people in Louisiana have permitted it, and its worked. The schools in some parishes are quite far from the police department. All those teachers are armed and responsible, and kids are not scared, because they are used to it.
I don't think teachers could be trusted with a gun...
This is insanity.
Depends on the situation, but not here
What would be the point of this?
The fact that there are so many yeses makes me depressed.
Teachers have no rights to have an firearm present in-front of students because there is no reason for teachers to bring guns as a "Self defense" but this doesn't mean that non lethal weapons should be banned. Rather than firearms which is dangerous, instead, teachers should be armed with tasers monitored regularly by the principle of the school
I assume the question is talking about forcing them to be armed and in that case no. If teachers want to be armed than sure but only after training. Tasers can also be included and even require less training due to their less than lethal nature.
Every decision has to way in the risks and rewards. In this instance, I believe the risks of having armed teachers out ways the risks of school shootings (which are still relatively rare).
The thought of that is scary
As a teaching major and assistant/shadow of a teacher, I say hell no! What if one of your students finds your weapon? What if you accidentally shoot a student? What if the teacher with a gun snaps? Too many what if's for my taste, if you want to own a gun then fine but bring it to a school full of stressed staff, students, and parents is a powder keg waiting to go off!