Originally Posted by houghtam
We have a hard enough time finding teachers.
My guess is that a vast majority of teachers would not want to carry a gun into a school.
I'd also bet that a not-insignificant percentage of teachers would refuse to teach in a school that allows its teachers to carry. I know I would, and I can't think of a single person I knew that I graduated college with who would, either.
The Second Amendment gives the right to bear arms. Let's not turn our schools into the Old freaking West. It's bad enough that I have to go out to dinner and see people with big irons on their hip.
Besides teachers make too much. An armed guard would be cheaper. Fire the worst teacher at every school and use that money for an armed guard. Send those kids into the other class rooms.