There have been many cases of teachers being the ones behind the gun. Which is why giving teachers guns is far more dangerous than not giving them anything. Some argue that teachers with guns are dangerous because the teacher could be the active shooter. But on the other side of the debate, people say teachers with guns in their position is very helpful because if there is an active shooter they will keep their students safe. However, a lot of individuals think teachers should not have guns because it puts students in more danger, it's unnecessary and the teacher could also have mental health issues.
Handling guns and being able to shoot, then will greatly decrease school shootings. If teachers can handle guns easily, then the school shootings will decrease if all the teachers carry guns. There is not to many teachers signing up for the carry license holders on guns, but if we got a gun for each one of the teachers in the whole school could be much safer and they would not have to wait on police and first responders to come and take down the gunman but the custodians could do that too. All teachers should have a safe in there room to keep their weapons and guns just in case there was a shooter in the school they could easily get to the safe in enough time and get the shooter (Griffin). If teachers get their license for guns their should all be carrying guns
Arming teachers would be a very smart and new way of “making a change now “to school safety. If you were to ban all guns like some people protest that would not fix the solution. As for example, marijuana is illegal, but a large number of citizens have it. Just because it is illegal does not make it stop. If everyone followed the law and did what they were supposed to do then policemen would be out of their jobs.
Would it be effective to arm teachers in a school and is it possible it would reduce the chance of a school shooting such as Columbine? Arming a teacher may increase the response time for an emergency in a rural school district and would be able to provide safety. Although it can provide safety, it may be still possible that allowing teachers to hold a weapon in school grounds will also cause many risks and be very dangerous to the students or faculty in a school. In an arming teachers program, the teacher will go through 35 hours of training and will be able to maintain five classroom hours a day to gain the knowledge of holding a weapon and be certified. A teacher will be selected and unknown to others in a school district to maintain safety to their identity and safety to the students in the classroom.
To start, since the number of school shootings have dropped, arming teachers is unnecessary. Based on figure 1.1, school associated violent deaths have decreased by a number of 31 people from 2006 to 2010(NCE,fig.1.1). Guns in schools could somewhat make the school safer, but there are many situations where arming teachers is not a good idea. The police could be staring down the hallway and see two people with guns both claiming to be teachers(Russo,1). While teaching, the gun could go off and shoot a student in the foot.
If we give teachers gun the number of school shootings and the amount of young children dying will go down. The children that lost friends to school shooting or are afraid of one happening will feel safer. A child is not supposed to worry about their safety at school. Only the teachers that pass a series of test will get a gun. That is why I believe teachers should be able to carry concealed weapons and make the school and students
A gun is a dangerous object and only a police officer should carry one. We are worried about violence on campus, if we just expand police officer on campus will also help. Gun will not solve anything; it will just make things worse. For instance, if a person that has a gun and feel unsafe and threated people with the gun. A gun brings power that everybody can’t contain.
There have been many security measures done in schools to make them safer. From keeping the doors locked, hiring security guards, to installing metal detectors, schools have made many precautions to keep their students as safe as possible. Having teachers carry guns has been a newer idea to solving school shootings and it has brought up a lot of negative talk amongst Americans. Having teachers carry guns is not an effective way to protect schools because it negatively affects the teachers, parents, and the students. Arming teachers is not the answer to this issue because not all teachers will want to carry a gun and they will not have the skills to, which will prevent them from being the best teacher they can be, and arming teachers will also cost a ton of money, causing the
KNowing that the shooter might be more frightening knowing the school and secure and ready and he is as risk of dying before anyone else because teachers would have these on hand ready to go. Last but not least, Reason 3 it can appromatl take law enforcement from 5 min-1 hour trying to get to the school in that 5 minutes people could be shot and killed. Plus when cops get there they don 't automatically go in they typically wait for a SWAT team they could take up even more time. Having guns with teachers already in the school can solve that problem because they don 't have to wait and precious lives doesn 't have to be lost or put in that much danger. Now some people counterclaim or go against that.
Although arming teachers would allow for an immediate response against a terrorist, “Armed staff on-site could respond to a shooter before police”, according to Matthew Santoni, it would be ineffective because of the additional background checks teachers will have to go through to be assigned a gun, and will put the kids at risk of being shot. There are more solutions to this dilemma, and gun control is one of them. By securing the weapons and regulating them, people are less likely to kill someone with said weapon. Australia, for example, took the right steps into regulating gun violence by purchasing weapons from people after a deadly shooting. The United States can do the same thing and protect the lives of
Given that guns can be distracting and dangerous, other solutions have been found that tackle safety inside of schools, not only against shooters. For example, what happens when a student attacks a school with a bomb or drives a van into students. Giving a gun to a teacher cannot solve both these crises. Similar to how some medications help treat a symptom, such as a headache, but they do nothing to cure the disease as a whole. A teacher with a gun solves one symptom, but these solutions work to cure the disease.
In 2011, 10.3 in every 100,000 people in the U.S. were victims of gun related deaths. If the teacher would have had a gun then he/she could have shot the attacker. Teachers should carry handguns because it provides safety for the students and because it is the teacher’s right. Teachers shouldn’t carry handguns because students would fear them. Ken Corbett a clinical assistant professor reported to Arming teachers: three reasons why teachers should not carry handguns in school that, “ When violent force is upheld as safety, fear and silence creep in.
It says that a teacher who is qualified to have a gun could end an attack quickly. At our school, only the teachers who feel comfortable and are qualified should have a weapon at our school. All teachers who carry guns would need to take a concealed carry class and practice on a monthly basis. Teachers should make a plan that will help protect their students until first responders arrive. Students should not know which teacher carries guns because an unstable person could take their gun.
At any moment should a child nor a teacher’s life be put at risk. Students should be, and feel safe at school. It will be irresponsible for the principle of that school not to expel the student. Therefore a students who takes gun or any weapon to school should be expelled.
If teachers were specially trained to use guns the same way as police are, in my opinion they should be treated the same way. These school attacks last around 3 minutes and it takes around 5-9 minutes for police to arrive which is another reason why arming teachers could prevent deaths by reacting rapidly to the intruder. Another reason would be the fact that the government are already back peddling on raising the age which a gun can be purchased meaning school shootings are still as common. I also feel that if teachers were to be in possesion of a gun at their work, they should recieve a slight increase in wages which would make more teachers want to be specially