Arming School Teachers

Read: 34% of Public High Schools Had Gun-Related Lockdown Last Year

34% of Public High Schools Had Gun-Related Lockdown Last Year

The Pew Research Center asked K-12 public school teachers about their experiences with lockdowns and fears surrounding school gun violence.

Read: Arming Teachers: Duval County Residents Share Concerns About Florida Guardian Program

Arming Teachers: Duval County Residents Share Concerns About Florida Guardian Program

Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri is pushing for Duval County Public Schools to adopt the program which would allow for the arming of teachers.

Read: Keller ISD Trustees Approve Policy to Arm School Staff

Keller ISD Trustees Approve Policy to Arm School Staff

A survey sent out to the Keller ISD community shows an overwhelming majority do not support implementing the program.

Read: Survey: 32% of K-12 Parents Worried About School Shootings

Survey: 32% of K-12 Parents Worried About School Shootings

The survey responses often varied based on several demographics, including race, ethnicity, income, and political leanings.

Read: MSD Public Safety Commission Meets to Discuss Current State of School Safety

MSD Public Safety Commission Meets to Discuss Current State of School Safety

Topics of discussion included inconsistent guidelines for threat reporting, Alyssa’s Law, and the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program.

Read: More States, Districts Allowing School Employees to Carry Firearms

More States, Districts Allowing School Employees to Carry Firearms

Some policies allow any employee to carry a gun on campus while others exclude teachers or staff who supervise classrooms.

Read: Whitehouse ISD Board Approves Arming Teachers

Whitehouse ISD Board Approves Arming Teachers

Approved Whitehouse ISD staff will have to complete 80 hours of training and are required to pass physical and psychological exams.

Read: Armed Madison (Ohio) Teachers Must Have Police-Level Training, Court Rules

Armed Madison (Ohio) Teachers Must Have Police-Level Training, Court Rules

A group of parents sued Madison Local Schools for its concealed weapons policy which only required 26 hours of training for armed teachers and staff.

Read: States Begin Closing Schools in Response to COVID-19

States Begin Closing Schools in Response to COVID-19

Additionally, the coronavirus has prompted the shuttering of several large urban school districts.

Read: 22 Accidental Shootings on School Grounds Since 2012, AP Finds

22 Accidental Shootings on School Grounds Since 2012, AP Finds

The accidental shootings involved both law enforcement officers and armed teachers and the injured included officers, staff and students.

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