In the wake of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, some elected officials are making calls anew for teachers to be armed and trained to use firearms to protect the nation’s schools. 1. What does the public think about arming teachers? According to a 2021 poll, 43% of Americans supported policies that allow school personnel to carry guns […] … learn more→
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Arming teachers – an effective security measure or a false sense of security?
Arming teachers will only make US school shootings worse
On February 14, in Parkland, Florida, 17 teachers and students were shot dead at their school by an estranged student armed with a high-powered, military-style rifle. Mass shootings at places of learning in the US are, sadly, not uncommon. On this occasion, however, the backlash against the political establishment has been more fearsome than usual. Significantly, the […] … learn more→