After the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting last month in Parkland, Florida, Trump wants to arm teachers. In some states, teachers think it's a crazy idea. In other states, like Ohio, teachers are already packing.
"Doesn't it get to be too much," asked Brianne Solomon, a teacher in West Virginia. "On top of all the things we do, to have to remember when we're supposed to use a gun?"
A guidance counselor in Baltimore, Maryland, thinks often about a time he had to tackle a student to the ground who shot a classmate in the back with a gun in their school's cafeteria.
He told the New York Times, "Never have I thought, 'I wish I'd had a gun,'" and that he thinks the president's idea of arming teachers is "simplistic and misguided."
On the other hand, according to the New York Times, "more than 100 districts in Texas" have been arming teachers with weapons since 2007, and Dallas Republican and State Representative Jason Villalba thinks that the president has recognized that teachers carrying guns is "clearly...the solution to the problem that we're seeing around the country."
And the world, continues to turn...
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