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Arming School Teachers

Read: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Signs Anti-Gun Violence Bill

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Signs Anti-Gun Violence Bill

The “Red Flag Bill” allows teachers and school administrators to alert the court if they believe a student is a threat.

Read: Stoneman Douglas Safety Commission Releases 407-Page Report

Stoneman Douglas Safety Commission Releases 407-Page Report

The draft report criticizes the responses by both staff and first responders and provides recommendations for improving school safety.

Read: U.S. Department of Education Will Not Fund Arming Teachers

U.S. Department of Education Will Not Fund Arming Teachers

Secretary DeVos reports that she has no intention of taking any action when it comes to using federal funding to arm teachers.

Read: DeVos Considers Using Federal Funds to Buy Firearms for Schools

DeVos Considers Using Federal Funds to Buy Firearms for Schools

Discussions of using federal grant money to buy firearms for schools has drawn significant criticism from many education and gun control activist groups.

Read: Lee County School Board Approves Arming Teachers

Lee County School Board Approves Arming Teachers

The rural Virginia county is the first in the state to approve arming teachers, which the governor has denounced since the school board’s initial proposal.

Read: Annual Poll Shows 1 in 3 Parents Fear for Child’s Safety at School

Annual Poll Shows 1 in 3 Parents Fear for Child’s Safety at School

The poll also found that while most parents supported armed officers, mental health screenings and metal detectors in schools, most opposed arming teachers.

Read: Colorado Arming Teachers Without Statewide Training Standards

Colorado Arming Teachers Without Statewide Training Standards

Colorado school districts are not required to disclose if they allow teachers to carry firearms and the state doesn’t track it.

Read: Texas Gov. Hosts School Safety Roundtable in Wake of Santa Fe Shooting

Texas Gov. Hosts School Safety Roundtable in Wake of Santa Fe Shooting

Tuesday’s school safety roundtable was attended by two dozen school administrators, politicians and law enforcement officials, among others.

Read: Should School Teachers Carry Guns?

Should School Teachers Carry Guns?

Training requirements, the risk of friendly fire, cost and many other factors make arming teachers a bad choice.

Read: Marjory Stoneman Douglas Investing in SROs Over Arming School Staff

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Investing in SROs Over Arming School Staff

Money from a program to arm school staff members will be put toward hiring school resource officers.

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