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Awful Idea To Arm Teachers


February 26, 2018

While President Trump has made some reasonable statements regarding attempts to curb mass shootings after the murder of 14 students and three faculty members at Marjory Stoneham Douglas High School in Florida – raising the age of purchasing certain weapons from 18 to 21, expanding background checks, banning “bump stocks” – the idea of arming teachers is an awful idea. Not only would it have little to any impact on preventing mass shootings, but it also could make the classroom a more dangerous place, shatter student-teacher relations and damage the fragile psyches of children.


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