Should Teachers Be Armed In Schools

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Since 2013 there have been 203 school shootings in America(“203 school shootings in America since 2013”). The school shootings were labeled as accidents, suicide attempts, and mass shootings. These shootings take place all over the United States in schools with students as young as preschoolers, to as old as college students. In 2013 Arkansas joined a fleet of six states that are currently allowing armed guards in their schools. Those six states are Ohio, Colorado, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Washington(Flock). All school teachers should be required to be armed in the classroom. Teachers should be required to be armed in the classroom because if teachers were armed it would eliminate the need for A.L.I.C.E. training. A.L.I.C.E training has become a mandatory training session for most schools. A.L.I.C.E stands for alert,…show more content…
Most critics have thrown out their opinion that having guns in school will do more harm than good. Teacher’s ages can range from surprisingly young to dirt old. I want to put a gun in every teacher's hand. This also applies to your 80 year old English teacher whose hands shake all the time. Critics think that is an absurd idea because they do not believe she could even shoot the gun. Critics have also thrown around the idea that they are also afraid of the gun getting into a student's hands. The Vice President of the NFA openly expressed his concerns over the following reason on USA News. He stated, “if teachers had guns the students could harm themselves or others in the classroom”(USA News). Also if the students knew where the gun was, they could hide it from the teacher or even become the school shooter themselves. It was not that long ago that we heard on the news of a teenage boy shooting up a school, injuring and killing teachers and students. These concerns are real life concerns that could have more negative effects of arming teachers than positive
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