But there is a lot of them, so with it being safer yet also more dangerous it is a standstill in that argument. Another pro to the list is that the children won’t be as afraid to go to school anymore as they were before. A con to that would be the fact that someone can still go into that school and start shooting, and the kids do still need to be aware of that. All of these reasons also affect the decision of putting this into effect. ”Arming Teachers and School Staff” National School Safety and
The really great thing is that if the school has staff that are carrying guns, it will hopefully intimidate and discourage shooters so the teachers don't even have to use the guns, making the school a much safer place. Think of the teachers who are injured in school shootings trying to say their students' lives. Whether those students are 5 or 20 it does not matter. Every person deserves the right to protect his or her self. In order to keep teachers in line, maybe do an even deeper background check before hiring them.
If we do not counter the intruder there could be injuries and even death. There are many dangers in schools this generation. There’s a chance that strangers just walking into any school they want and causing a massacre. Specific people should be designated to carry guns in schools to allow us to fight an intruder instead of just being sitting ducks. Other than hiding in classrooms and waiting for the intruder to hopefully pass without coming into our classroom, we could have a trained teacher, principal, or any member could protect the
Many argue that the ALICE response program just exposes students to things situations that will cause unnecessary stress and fear. During the training, students are taught how to handle a situation where they is an armed intruder in their school. Many parents do not want these drills in place because they “don’t want to expose their young children to such discussions of violence” (Blad). The whole idea of a intruder coming into schools and trying to harm them is very scary, especially when your school is going over in detail how to defend yourself in a situation because the training can make it seem much more likely to occur. The training makes this situation seem much more real, which causes students to be scared and worried when they come to school because they may think they will be shot.
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. Instead of training for how to use guns teachers should be taught self defense and how to use items around them as weapons. It would also help if every teacher learned self defense and not just a
If there is just one person carrying in that classroom the whole situation could be changed for the better. Those who are against concealed carry say the answer to school violence is prevention, not guns on campus. In a perfect system, the two approaches to safety complement each other. Preventive measures, such as teaching students and faculty to watch for the warning signs of mental illness and providing counseling to disturbed students, can work hand in hand with preparative measures, such as developing campus alert systems, providing additional training to campus police, and allowing the same trained, licensed adults who legally carry concealed handguns when not on college campuses to do so on college
The law regarding schools’ ability to punish students for disrupting the learning environments in schools needs to be strengthened. Schools in this day and age have been facing a more and more frequent problem of having to deal with harassment and bullying online for while the internet does not increase the amount of bullying it does provide a medium to do so that our legal system is not fully prepared to handle. The internet gives students the ability to put out opinions that can very easily make it to a wide audience and indirectly impact the learning environment regardless if there are at school or not. Teachers have even become targets of their own students harassment and it is uncertain whether it is the school 's responsibility to deal with it or not.
Some ideas for school safety that have come out of this incident include, gun control laws, mental health screenings, and things that can be done in schools to control the situation of having an active shooter. One method of deterring an active shooter was stated as arming select teachers within schools in order to effectively end the situation and protect the students. The idea of arming teachers would simply be changing concealed carry laws in states so that teachers could potentially fight back against a school shooter. This idea, while having some kinks to work out has good intentions and would save numerous young lives in this kind of situation. The teachers carrying firearms would be trained and they would need to receive training often to continue carrying their gun on school grounds.
Several say that it is the solution to the big problem the United States has with school shootings. It may not stop the shooter but it could prevent a massacre. Others believe that teachers having guns is too much. They think that the children need more loving and caring adults in their lives, not more guns. People also believe that any kind of automatic or semi-automatic gun should be banned in the United States.
Locker Checks Guns, drugs and knives are only some of things that are potentially slipping through the doors of schools each day without teachers or administration knowing. While some people may claim that locker checks are a violation of a student’s privacy others like myself disagree. Police or administration should have the rights to check your locker at any time. Random or regular locker checks can play a big role in eliminating crime, they are an important part of a police officer’s job and ensure school safety. First of all, random locker checks can play a big role in eliminating crime in the next generation.