How Would You Feel About Teachers Being Armed?

Daniella Young, Staff Writer

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In light of the recent shooting that occurred last month in Parkland, Florida, President Donald Trump and his administration suggested the idea of teachers being armed with guns. Here is a sampling of what students, administrators, and teachers had to say about this controversial issue.

“Personally, I don’t think being armed is okay….some teachers make mistakes.”

Ciara Polito, Senior

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“I think teachers have enough responsibilities. I would find it overwhelming and stupid.”

Lucas Luther, Junior

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“It’s ridiculous. There should just be more gun laws so the amount of shootings go down. They do more harm than good.”

Ellie Basinski, Sophomore

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“I don’t think it’s right. The school should get security for that.”

Isaac Hernandez, Senior

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“I think it would be a bad idea; it promotes guns more.”

Georgina Castro, Senior

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“I’m against it. It’s a safety issue in itself. We should be thinking about teaching students, and it’s an intimidation factor that’s unnecessary.”

Rob Havrilla, Teacher

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“I wouldn’t care, honestly.”

Hannah Whitten, Sophomore

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“Yeah, I think it would be okay as long as they are certified.”

Brandon Bilash, Freshman

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“I think it’s a bad idea, and I think most teachers would agree with me. The amount of training involved would take months. As a teacher, guns aren’t their priority; police officers make mistakes, even though they are trained.”

Brian Grose, Security Guard

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“I think if they were armed it would be a good thing. They would be ready for anything.”

Madison Ramsey, Junior

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“I don’t know. I’d be shocked. I wouldn’t come back to school.”

Michelle Haro, Junior

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“I would feel very nervous. My expertise and training is not in firearms. It would be a mistake to ask someone who’s not equipped to have that responsibility. It creates so many issues and dangers that it makes no sense.”

Douglas Paul, Teacher

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“I wouldn’t like it; why do they need to be armed?”

Ricardo Salazar, Junior

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“I honestly don’t think it’s right.”

Jordann Fagin, Sophomore

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