Arm­ing teach­ers won’t make us safer

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday) - - Opinion -

I go to a public char­ter school in Florida and I dis­ap­prove of arm­ing some teach­ers. At our school, the guy that vol­un­teered to take in the gun is an Army vet­eran. The stu­dents have dis­cussed this and we do not sup­port it. We all feel un­safe with arm­ing teach­ers.

What if the teacher is hav­ing a bad day and a stu­dent is mess­ing with them and the teacher pulls out their gun? What if the staff mem­ber fights with an­other staff mem­ber and pulls out the gun? There are too many risks with teach­ers hav­ing guns. We could have metal pro­tec­tors at the front of schools, in­stead of arm­ing teach­ers.

Stu­dents at my school feel un­safe and we be­lieve we should not have armed teach­ers at our school in Pem­broke Pines. I urge Sen­a­tors Marco Ru­bio and Rick Scott, and Rep. Deb­bie Wasser­man Schultz to as­sure this does not hap­pen.

Meg­gan Martin Pem­broke Pines

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.