Arming teachers is a
formula for disaster
As a retired award-winning high school science teacher I am horrified at the thought of arming teachers. I was taught to use a gun safely as a child/young adult/adult so am not afraid of shooting one, but the thought of standing up in front of a class of 30 young adults with a firearm by my side terrifies me.
Where would this instrument of destruction safely be kept? Would I have to have it with me at all times? How easily could two strong young high school students overpower me and take it away? Under what circumstances would it be used?
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If each high school teacher had a gun, that might be 100 firearms in a school. That sounds to me like a formula for a disaster worse than we have had. This is a poorly thought out concept.
Jennifer W. Harris
Source:: The Mercury News – Politics