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Should some teachers be armed?
Some teachers should be armed with guns.
There is a chance that a well-trained, armed teacher could shoot and kill a rampaging shooter, saving lives.
People should be free to carry guns and teachers shouldn't be an exception to this.
Armed teachers can ensure that students can safely evacuate or hide, even without actively seeking out a shooter.
Armed teachers will deter potential shooters in schools.
By wishing to arm teachers the government abdicates its responsibility to keep citizens safe by transferring it onto the teachers.
Arming teachers treats a symptom without dealing with the underlying problems that lead to school shootings.
Arming teachers undermines the purpose of schools: education.
The presence of guns in schools contributes to the normalisation of gun presence in society.
Many of those who would be affected by this idea oppose it.
There is currently an acceptable level of security in public schools compared to the current level of attacks. No change in policy (regarding armed teachers) is required at this time.
Armed teachers would lead to a net decrease in school safety.
Arming teachers exacerbates racial discrimination in American schools.
Arming teachers has the potential to cause legal problems.
Teachers are already overworked, and expecting them to take on additional training is unrealistic.
There are better alternative measures against shootings.
Arming and training teachers isn't financially possible. Education is underfunded as it is.
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