Hallways are roaring from the students running. Doors are being locked. Shots are fired. The campus goes pitch black. All goes quiet except for the loud bang of guns. Steps get louder as danger approaches and all that runs through your head are mix up thoughts of the future.
Since the start of the year America has received two shootings per week and the numbers are continuing to grow. As a response, there have been thoughts about teachers being armed but let see how Americans feel about it.
School shootings have shown up all over the map from California to Texas to New York. As in action, President Trump plans to unveil a proposal which encourages school systems around the country to allow armed staff on school campuses. According to The Journal, the plan will set up a commission to identify and grant money for school systems to permit some staff members to help guard against school shootings. “President Trump is absolutely committed to ensuring the safety and security of every American, and he has directed us to propose a regulation addressing bump stocks,” Attorney General Jeff Session said.
With this act from Trump in response, some teacher don’t feel the same way. For instance, South Georgia educator are not sold on the idea. They question Trump’s act in asking “If a teacher was to accidentally shoot a student while engaging a school shooter, would that teacher be held liable?” Another response would be “Teachers have a difficult time doing everything they do now,” Bunte said. “I think asking teachers to arm themselves and to defend with a weapon, there are too many chances of the gun ending up in a student’s hand unintentionally.” From all these responses teachers are not the only one that is rebelling. For instance, Samueli Academy Student Leila Pozzi has said, "I wouldn’t like teachers to be armed because you can't just trust anybody. Also what if the gun was somehow able to land in the wrong hands then what are we going to do?”
At this point, President Trump’s proposal is still under regulation and Americans are still wanting answers. So as a bystander do you want teachers to have possession of a weapon or are you going to do something to stop it.
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