Arming School 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.

Read: 3 Students Injured After Teacher Fires Gun Inside Seaside High School (Calif.)

3 Students Injured After Teacher Fires Gun Inside Seaside High School (Calif.)

A parent says the teacher, who is also a reserve police officer, told the class he was going to use the gun for a demonstration on disarming a gunman when it went off.

Read: NASRO Announces Opposition to Arming Teachers

NASRO Announces Opposition to Arming Teachers

The group recommends significant federal, state and local funding to place at least one specially trained school resource officer in each American school.

Read: Pa. Senate Passes Bill to Allow Teachers to Carry Guns in School

Pa. Senate Passes Bill to Allow Teachers to Carry Guns in School

An hour-long debate had both sides presenting arguments as to whether or not teachers should be able to carry guns on school property.

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