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Violence in the Classroom October 24 2019
Security ViolenceUnder no circumstances should violence be permitted in our schools, whether between students, teachers and students and from individuals outside the school. School safety must always be paramount in all schools. The rise of mass shooting  be prevented by the passage of common sense gun control, proper training of teachers, counselors and administrators (many are unaware of how to prevent or deal with this disaster) and security personal. The states, counties and national government must increase funding for schools, so they can hire more social workers, counselors, security officers and provide extensive training for the teachers. I strongly agree with the NEA and believe that arming teachers is not the answer:
1. Teachers are educators not guards.
2. Many students will distrust the armed teacher and thus break a vital link.
3. Suppose there is an attack on the school. The teacher who pulls out the gun will leave their students at a time they are in distress and need their love, guidance and support.
4. Having a gun in their hand, a teacher will become a target of the police who will assume they are the shooter.
5. Students will have access to these weapons and might use them as a toy or a weapon.
6. The school  will become a battle ground between the teacher, shooter and first responders. Collateral damage could be horrifying to say the least.