Teach­ers couldn’t shoot down gun­man

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - - VIEWS & VOICES -

Teach­ers are not po­lice of­fi­cers. Per­haps given Ge­orge Scon­dras’ premise, teach­ers could learn to be fire­fight­ers (“Teach­ers can learn to de­fend stu­dents,” Star-Advertiser, Letters, March 11).

Teach­ers have enough go­ing on in the class­room of 30 or more ac­tive stu­dents with prob­lems, without adding more re­spon­si­bil­ity. A hand­gun would not help the sit­u­a­tion, with an in­truder with an AR-15 as­sault ri­fle and a bump stock.

What those teach­ers in Florida did was cor­rect. They barred en­trance into their class­rooms, and pro­tected their stu­dents by se­cur­ing them in hid­ing places, and putting them­selves in dan­ger. Would Mr. Scon­dras have done bet­ter with his gun?

Mary Jo Mor­row Kailua

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