Arming School Teachers

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.

Read: Florida Guardian Program Doesn’t Track How Many Teachers Volunteered to Be Armed

Florida Guardian Program Doesn’t Track How Many Teachers Volunteered to Be Armed

The state of Florida does not track how many of participants of its Guardian Program are teachers who have elected to carry a gun on campus.

Read: Students Feel Safe But Want More Mental Health Services, Report Finds

Students Feel Safe But Want More Mental Health Services, Report Finds

The new research also indicated nearly half of students are opposed to allowing teachers and other school staff to carry guns on campus.

Read: Teachers Prohibited From Carrying Guns in N.Y. Schools

Teachers Prohibited From Carrying Guns in N.Y. Schools

Governor Cuomo signed a bill that prevents school districts from arming teachers as a way to combat future mass shootings.

Read: Survey: 75% of Campbell County (Wy.) School District Supports Arming Teachers

Survey: 75% of Campbell County (Wy.) School District Supports Arming Teachers

A public survey was sent out to the community of Campbell County to see where people stand on the issue of arming school teachers with firearms.

Read: P.A. Governor Signs Bill Arming School Security Personnel

P.A. Governor Signs Bill Arming School Security Personnel

Gun control activists are concerned the wording of the bill indicates teachers in Pennsylvania schools are also allowed to carry firearms.

Read: Douglas County Has Fewest SROs by Student Population

Douglas County Has Fewest SROs by Student Population

The Denver Post found that the Douglas County School District has 2,980 middle school and high school students per one SRO.

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