The Second Amendment of The United States Constitution states that "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." The topic of the editorial, "Let The Teachers Teach" by The New York Times Editorial Board, is about gun control and why it is important that guns are out of schools. A few weeks ago there was another school shooting in the United States, twelve school shootings to be exact in just nine weeks. In Parkland, Florida a 19-year old man walked into a school with an AR-15 and shot and killed 17 students. The editorial states that in response President Trump is suggesting that we should arm 20% of the teachers in primary and secondary schools which would equal around 700,000 teachers in the United States
This should not be a worry for the child or parents but it has to be because at this point any school is a threat. So a possible factor in decreasing shootings is arming teachers, by doing this teachers can fight back instead of shielding or running from the shooter. Reason #2 teachers can defend their students by changing this law and using correct training teachers should be able to carry a weapon. By doing this not only insure safety it will give relief for parents all over the country. This tactic will give school staffs a chance to outnumber a possible shooter.
This question will go through every parent, teacher or other kid of staff mind every single day, wondering who will attack next. Moreover, what best if we are well armed to protect others, and ourselves but the reality is that not even with weapons our lives are secure, weapons will not stop school shootings. The problem starts with the person having issues with themselves and their surroundings and we need to make sure to have more support towards students with problems or that they mind feel left out somehow. Instead of fighting and worrying about making new rules for teachers to carry guns, they should really focus on their
The chances of being involved in a school shooting are slim to none and they have only happened in a select few schools (Chuck). It is just very unlikely to happen. “How about training in violence prevention, or all of the other threats that schools face, like severe weather, noncustodial parent fights, and bus accidents?" (Chuck), Training for these situations will do much more help in the long run than to spend all this money and time to protect students from a situation that is highly unlikely. Teachers simply aren't trained enough to actually be able to help the students in these situations.
In the past and present, school safety is one of the number one priorities of any school district. Having a safe and secure learning environment is crucial in getting children of any age the education that they need and deserve. When this security is threatened it can be either directly, for the victims of school shootings, or indirectly, for the students that hear about these incidents and no longer feel as safe when they are in their school. When a tragic event happens like what recently happened in Florida, there will be an argument and as with any argument, there will be many sides. 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.
Violent criminals know that currently schools are gun free zones, and can use this factor to their advantage. Rather than falling victim to an attack on the school; teachers could protect themselves and their students. Students could feel much safer if their teacher was armed. Students would feel more safe if they knew they could be protected from an attack from an intruder or another student. Criminals know that teachers currently are not armed and could potentially see schools as a target.
School shootings and active shooter situations are one of the hottest topics in America right now. There is nothing more tragic than turning on the television or radio and hearing about the deaths of children. The primary argument is that no one can ever seem to agree on what the cause of these events are, and if they can be stopped before they occur. Lately it seems that there are more and more of these events occurring, however some researchers argue that this is not the case (Rocque, M. (2012). Others argue that while the events themselves may not be increasing the high amount of publicity these events get from the mainstream media makes it seem that they are occurring more frequently (Snell, C., Bailey, C., Carona, A., & Mebane, D. (2002). No one can seem to agree on how to stop these events from happening.
Over the past few weeks, arming teachers has been a controversial topic throughout the country. School shootings have taken the lives of many over the past few years, yet they are becoming more and more frequent. In today’s society children shouldn’t have to go to school worried if they are going to be safe that day. If teachers are armed it will add that extra bit of protection to the children. A big question is if arming teachers is even going to matter if an active shooter happens to be in that school.
Resolutions are vehemently being sought to protect schools from possible attacks and to objectively eradicate deadly school shootings altogether. Commonly, security officers are placed in schools in hopes that increased surveillance will inhibit violent outbreaks (Crawford and Burns 2016). Mixed evaluations have been found in association with security officers, while some benefits reportedly transpire, experiences of disparaging consequences remain a regrettable reality as well (Crawford and Burns 2016). Additionally, active shooter drills routinely occur at schools across the nation, however, as Jillian Peterson and James Densley report in their CNN article titled, “The Usual Approach to School Security Isn’t Working,” studies indicate that
Hypothetically, a law is passed stating that teachers are allowed to carry guns in school. In a sick twisted world, the teacher becomes the school shooter. Your student is in class and their teacher pulls out their government funded school weapon and starts shooting. How is your child supposed to protect themselves if the approved district teacher starts shooting the students with a malicious intent. Teachers should not be allowed to carry guns at school.
A particular school district, Briggsdale School, is now considering the option of arming teachers. One of their reasons of doing this is because of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting which left 20 children and six adults dead (Ferner). Another one of their reasons is that police would have to drive 20 minutes to reach Briggsdale retells Ferner. Rick Mondt, Briggsdale superintendent, relays the message that they do not want to test
Over the years, school safety has become more of an issue in the United States. Many have argued over the possible solutions for school safety. But through all the others, the only feasible solution is the use of metal detectors. Metal detectors have been known to increase safety when placed in an area that could be threatened. Metal detectors can protect schools from violence, especially from school shootings. To end the violence, metal detectors should be placed in every public school across America to ensure the safety of the school 's students and staff.
But, perhaps arming teachers isn’t the best, safest or only route to a better future and an end to the problem. Having higher budgets for schools to get security, metal detectors and armed policemen and women would do a whole lot more than arming teachers. What is more sacred than the lives of the future? What could be more precious than a child who has yet to see their latter years? Time is already spinning and wasting out.