Newshub18 :America is arming some teachers to increase school security.
Demands for the protection of more than five million American public school students and staff have intensified since an 18-year-old gunman killed 21 people, including 19 children, at a Texas elementary school last May. Months after the brutal incident, the memory of the attack still haunts some students. As a temporary solution after this incident, some schools are arming teachers as a defense against gunmen. Whether teachers carrying firearms will save lives, or whether it will do more harm than good, remains to be seen. Voyage of America published a report on Monday.
According to reports, students across the United States are beginning to return to classrooms to begin the new academic year. As classes begin again, many school districts are scrambling to beef up security. Some schools are arming teachers as a defense against school-shooters. Whether teachers carrying firearms will save lives or do more harm than good remains to be seen.
Last May, an 18-year-old gunman killed 21 children at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. Since then, demands for protections for more than five million US public school students and staff have intensified. Months after the attack, the memory of the attack still haunts some students. “I want to go to school knowing that I and my classmates are safe,” said Tony Williams, a high school student in Manassas, Virginia.
Williams disagrees with arming teachers. But in favor of taking strict measures. “We need more armed security officers in our schools, more metal detectors,” Williams told VOA. And there should be locked doors at the entrance.” Georgia ninth-grader Rebecca McKenzie, however, said she would feel safer if she had an armed teacher in the classroom.
After the Texas school shooting, President Joe Biden signed the first federal gun control legislation in three decades. However, most American adults do not want teachers to carry guns in schools. A poll found that a large portion of citizens, 45 percent, supported arming teachers as a safety strategy