Should Teachers Bring Guns to School

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Jacobi Matthews

March 2, 2011

Mrs. Gray

H. English IV/ D3

Should Teachers Be Allowed to Bring Guns to School

When you think of school, a safe environment for students to learn comes to mind. When you think of a gun, you think of violence, danger, unsafe environment. Therefore an environment for safe learning should not have guns. The question is should teachers be allowed to bring guns to school. Honestly, there is no reason as to why teachers should be allowed to bring guns to school. The school system hire school security for a reason and it’s dangerous that they can walk around the school with guns. That can make a student uncomfortable, and if a teacher brings a gun to school what does that say to the student.

Most school systems hire police or some type of security to watch after students during the day. Security should be enough protection, so a teacher still shouldn’t feel the need to carry a gun. It’s still not fully safe for a security to carry a gun. On January 27, 2011 a policeman was arrested for shooting his gun inside of a school building. Not only did he fire his weapon, he also lied about the situation. If the same situation took place and a teacher had control over the gun it actually could have been worse, because a school policeman just watch over the student who are most likely in the hall, a teacher actually is in class with the students.

All this going on around a student could make them very uncomfortable. Personally speaking, I wouldn’t want to come to class everyday if I know my teacher had a gun in the class. The fact that a gun is in the class can mess with a student’s learning, because instead of focusing on their lesson, they would be focusing on the danger they could possibly be in. As student, we should feel comfortable around our teachers if we don’t feel comfortable around anyone else; teachers bringing guns to school shows students that they don’t trust them nor feel comfortable around...
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