Teachers couldn’t shoot down gunman
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