Saturday, January 5, 2013

Teachers Should Bring Guns to School?!?!?

     There is definitely a credible danger facing all levels of American public and private schools today.  From the first most notorious modern day massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999 where 12 students and 1 teacher were murdered to the now infamous 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conneticut that left a total of 27 killed; 20 of them children, we found out just how dangerous guns can be when placed in the wrong hands.  Since the latest shooting at Newtown, some people have suggested that teachers should be allowed to bring guns into their classrooms.  A bill was actually filed in Missouri that would allow teachers to obtain a concealed weapon permit so they could legally bring a gun to school.  Is this the best way to deter a would be shooter from coming on campus?  Although this is a serious issue that requires the attention of legislators, by allowing teachers to bring guns to school, they could very well be providing an assailant; student or visitor, with the means to create more havoc.  What are some viable options?  Possibly providing only one secure point of entry at schools would help.  The downside to this is that it could create a "prison" like atmosphere among the attending students.  This is a tough situation to which the answers are even tougher.  No weapons should be brought on campus.  But, if that's the case, then what else should be done?

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