The Importance Of Arming Teachers

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Register to read the introduction… With the increase of schools considering arming teachers as protection, prices are likely to pose an issue. According to Scott Whitman, an administrator at Jackson County School district looking into arming teachers in his school, said the cost would be the greatest factor. To arm and train ten teacher would easily exceed $25,000 a year, which both administrators and tax payers believe is an unneeded expense. To add to the already large expense, many teachers will ask to make a higher wage due to the fact that they are taking on more responsibilities (Yaccino, 2013). Teachers may refuse to take the responsibility of carrying guns. This may result in teachers quitting their position which negatively impacts the students as well as the …show more content…
In order to prevent that, they must undergo many different forms of preparation to ensure that they are prepared and capable to play the role of protecting their students. Teachers would spend on average 60 hours of training to even be able to carry a gun on campus and they have to participate in an active school shooting training session. Involving a dozen of administrators wearing protective gear to act as law enforcement officials. After all the simulations are done, teachers then have to take hours of weapons training, which ensure the teacher’s ability to appreciate and fully understand how to fire their weapon safely (DeMillion …show more content…
Specialists have grasped the concept of becoming proactive instead of reactive to situations where lives are at stake. Professionals believe that arming teachers in school districts can help protect children from the up rise of violence in school. Although this idea may be a headed in the right direction, I feel as if there are more effective procedures. Hiring armed security guards removes the cost a school would have to pay to train teachers. This will also eliminate the risk of schools being dropped from their insurance policies or having to pay more as a result of having armed teachers. Keeping weapons out of the classroom and into professionals’ hands removes the risk of students finding and firing weapons. The evidence is clear that having armed security guards cuts response time and keeps children safe without having the distraction to the teachers inside the

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