You want to arm teachers with guns to stop school shooting and intruders?
With a salary of $40,000 a year, you want me to carry a gun?
No no no, that is not the way to go about fixing this problem of guns in school. What do we have in place for school safety?
The words below are shared from a comment on Institute for Southern Studies post!
"Arm the school with some of the following for start:
"Arm me with a school psychiatrist who has time to do more than test and sit in meetings about testing.
"Arm me with enough counselors so we can build skills to prevent violence and have meaningful discussions with students about their future.
"Arm me with social workers who can thoughtfully attend to students and their families’ needs.
"Arm me with enough school nurses so that they are accessible to every child.
"Arm me with more days on the calendar for teaching and learning and fewer days for standardized testing.
"Arm me with smaller class sizes that allow my colleagues and I to get to know our students and their families better.
"Arm me with community schools that are hubs of educational, cultural, health and civic partnerships, improving the entire community.
"Until you arm me to the hilt with what it takes to meet the needs of our school and students, I respectfully request you keep your guns out of my school."
I will personally add:
Arm everyone with good health care that includes mental health benefits!