Arming Teachers In High School

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School shootings have been a problem in the recent times. Schools have tried to remedy this problem by adding armed security guards, putting security measures, and putting in metal detectors. The government only way of trying to help is by arming teachers. As effective as it sounds, this idea has many major drawbacks. Arming teacher will prove troublesome because training with guns is time consuming, guns in the hands of a teacher will make students uncomfortable, and teachers with gun does not ensure safety in the time of an emergency. One of the most valuable things that high school is suppose to teach students is time management. Even teacher have to manage their time when grading a monstrous amount of papers to grade. So why waste their …show more content…

School systems are notorious for ignoring symptoms of a potential shooter. “98 percent of the attackers experienced or perceived a major loss prior to the attack, 78 percent of attackers had a history of suicide attempts or suicidal thoughts prior to their attack, 71 percent of attackers felt persecuted, bullied, threatened, attacked, or injured by others prior to the incident (in several cases that harassment was described as long-standing and severe)”(The U.S. School, Winn). If the government follows through on the plan of arming teachers, it would only make the potential shooters feel worse. That in turn could mean more shootings for feeling neglected. Guns on teacher aren’t only threatening to teachers, but it is also threatening to students who experienced abuse. “In 2014, more than one third of children were physically assaulted within the previous year (37 percent), and about half had been assaulted during their lifetime (51 percent). In the past year, 15 percent suffered some form of maltreatment (25 percent during their lifetime) and 5 percent reported being sexually victimized (8 percent over their lifetime)”(Children’s Exposure to, Child Trends). Children that are exposed to violence are usually very timid. When exposing them to a weapon, they may assume it to be threatening just by its …show more content…

In the parkland school shooting, “Coral Springs police officers arrived at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14 in the midst of the school shooting crisis, many officers were surprised to find not only that Broward County Sheriff 's Deputy Scot Peterson, the armed school resource officer, had not entered the building, but that three other Broward County Sheriff 's deputies were also outside the school and had not entered, Coral Springs sources tell CNN. The deputies had their pistols drawn and were behind their vehicles, the sources said, and not one of them had gone into the school”(Sources: Coral Spring, Tapper). If police officers that are suppose to be mentally wired to respond well in these situation fail; what makes teacher with guns a better

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