Would you feel safe if teachers carried guns?


11th January 2019

A COMMISSION investigating the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, has recommended that teachers be allowed to carry guns to avoid further attacks.

On 14 February 2018, a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, killing 17 students and staff members. It was the deadliest high school shooting in American history.

A commission made up of 15 members was appointed to look at the safety of the school and what could be done to avoid any such incidents happening again. A first look at the full report says that teachers who volunteer to carry weapons and are prepared to have training should be allowed to carry guns in school.

Other recommendations include installing bulletproof glass on the windows and making sure that classrooms can be locked from the inside.

The suggestion that teachers should be armed with guns has upset a lot of people, especially as there have been many protests since the shooting calling for tighter gun laws in America.

Some leading education organisations are strongly against the idea, while others have said that more needs to be done to prevent dangerous people getting hold of guns in the first place.

What do you think?

Would you feel safe if teachers carried guns?


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mimpi123 · 4 years ago

first to comment

mimpi123 · 4 years ago

i wouldnt feel safe because i dont feel safe if any guns are around

elephant_m · 4 years ago

If the teachers are holding guns as defense, I would be scared because it would be quite hectic and by mistake the teacher could accidentally shoot you, and your life may be gone...

shivi · 4 years ago

i wouldn't feel safe as you might not trust some teachers and nobody should ever own guns apart from police and military.

teamgorbo1 · 4 years ago

I wouldn’t feel safe if teachers carried guns. In the U.K. only specialist police officers can use guns. They are highly trained to use them. Where would it stop, would doctors, firefighters and nurses end up with them too? You only need to look at America to see how much trouble guns can cause and how many people are maimed and killed by them.

gardenia · 4 years ago

Guns are scary

spacegirlg · 4 years ago

If my teacher had a gun, I’d shout to the class about it. And probably run home screaming. And never go to the school again.

natalija · 4 years ago

I would not feel safe because guns can be dangerous even when someone responsible is carrying them as they can leave it somewhere unattended and someone else might use it badly.

skateuk · 4 years ago

no, no, no,

hc-524219 · 4 years ago

I wouldn’t feel safe if teachers carried guns. If there was an intruder and the teacher had a gun, she/he might accidentally shoot a class window (where there are students), a student out in the hallway or even a staff member and kill them. So I think it is more safer if teachers didn’t have any guns with them.

astro_girl · 4 years ago

If we are trying to stop gun violence then we shouldn't be letting anyone carry guns, not even teachers

jedi1234 · 4 years ago

I personally would feel safe with teachers carrying guns because they would be trained to protect us if the shooting happened again.

minimaker · 4 years ago

No! I think the right choice is to reduce the amount of guns, not to allow more!

epicvader · 4 years ago

Even tho the guns are for my protection, I still wouldn’t feel safe if my t archers were carrying around guns

fridayfun9 · 4 years ago

Maybe, it would lower the risk of people getting servely injured or killed but what if your teacher switched and took the gun out of the cupboard for no reason and threatened to hurt you?

nebbo13 · 4 years ago

No! If a teacher was carrying a gun around school I would be scared. I don't even like guns anyway, letalone in a learning environment.

heh · 4 years ago

I would'nt feel safe as teachers may not be able to use one properly, they may accidentally shoot someone else, i.e: a pupil

heh · 4 years ago

2nd to comment

anb12495 · 4 years ago

Definitely not. The teacher could easily shoot someone accidentally. What if children get hold of it?

dude28899 · 4 years ago

The teachers may be terrorists and can't you just call the police or the army

nergit · 4 years ago

Why did I say ‘yes’??????
Couldn’t there be just ? people on Earth?We need detectives to find those ?gun- holding people! ??
Or we r ????

act-now45 · 4 years ago

I wouldn't school is supposed to be a warm and welcoming environment not one with guns.

zarla_101 · 4 years ago

Teachers should never carry guns. That's not what teachers are meant to do. They should educate children and help shape the future, not have a gun in their office and be prepared to shoot an actual living person at any time. That is the police and military's job. It's not fair on teachers and students alike. And what if someone breaks into the school and gets hold of the gun? And what if a student gets hold of a gun? Teachers should not be trained to fight. They should be trained to educate.

dachshund7 · 4 years ago

What if a gunman came in and took that gun too? Or what if a student got their hands on it? Guns should be banned anyway as they are fatal and this will keep happening until they are banned. Just ban the guns and there will be no problem in the first place!

marla_cat · 4 years ago

That is a ridiculous way to try and stop gun crime. it is just promoting it. The teachers would be shooting people in front of students, which promotes violence. Gun ownership should be taken away to stop this problem, not letting more and more people use it

littlepup · 4 years ago

I wouldn't feel safe because the teachers could shoot you, a big teenager could grab the grab the gun and shoot anybody, anyway why would they have a gun? It would be no use!

clarity32 · 4 years ago

Well the person who made this rule obviously wanted to make this rule for safety but they didn't really look at what else could happen,so no i would not feel safe with teachers carrying guns in school.

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irock112 · 4 years ago

Guns are a danger and used in horrific ways so I don’t want my teachers to have guns.

rofl_king · 4 years ago

I think it would be a good idea, especially where school shootings are common. The only downside in my opinion, is that students may steal the guns and use them themselves. It’s a good idea, and will save the lives of many, if used carefully!

piggyo5 · 4 years ago

I understand why teachers might carry round guns - so we could be safer, but I feel happy if my teacher was carrying around a gun

piggyo5 · 4 years ago

I meant wouldn't feel happy

nergit · 4 years ago

Rubbish! I'd FREAK OUT if my teacher was carrying a gun, EVEN IF IT WAS FOR THE SCHOOL'S SAFETY!!!!
Why did say yes? Someone, tell me! I re-voted and clicked 'NO'. It's a hard NO for gun-carrying!

wingardium · 4 years ago

I'm honestly not sure because where I live, we are not threatened with shootings. In an area where young people are threatened, they might feel safer if they had some form of protection. Personally, no. But thats just my opinion.

gamer25 · 4 years ago

would anyone be safe if your teacher had a gun!!!!!!!

peckg · 4 years ago

dun Dun DUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!They could shoot you at any moment if you're naughty

fn920 · 4 years ago

The problem with this shooting is not the lack of guns but the presence of them and how easy they are to acquire. I quote from Mr Trump, "If the teacher had a gun, they could have shot the hell out of the damn guy". Let that sink in for a moment. Many American's believe if they didn't have legal firearms they wouldn't be able to defend themselves, but if no one has firearms then their isn't anything to defend themselves from.

y0l0zc00l · 4 years ago

I put yes down coz it’s not like they’re gonna threaten to shoot u

anahi77 · 4 years ago

No because there are many other ways to stop these terrorist attacks. For example bullet-proof windows and security guards. You never know, a teacher might accidently shoot and things would get much worse.

crazyfish6 · 4 years ago

No, this is a totally over the top response to something that happened in a completely different country. I object strongly.

hagrid · 4 years ago

I only feel safe when police have guns, not teachers

kai1502 · 4 years ago

no, I will not feel safe because they might miss the target and hit you, your life will be gone......

dcb10 · 4 years ago

I think no because why would anyone feel safe when their teacher has a gun, plus I know some people who do not trust their teachers so they would have a hard time at school.

donkey4 · 4 years ago

Yes and no. I have two equally strong sides to this argument and a mixed opinion. Yes due to the fact a quick thinking teacher would be able to protect their students in a crisis such as a terror attack but they should be trained first of coarse. No as some schools do not do proper background checks so the teacher could not be as safe as the school believes them to be or the adult implies.

donkey4 · 4 years ago

Yes and no. I have two equally strong sides to this argument and a mixed opinion. Yes due to the fact a quick thinking teacher would be able to protect their students in a crisis such as a terror attack but they should be trained first of coarse. No as some schools do not do proper background checks so the teacher could not be as safe as the school believes them to be or the adult implies them selves to be. This could lead to further complications and could not go as expected. Also teachers would have to have specialist training and with Brexit can we really afford to train teachers to shoot it as a country? Teachers can be responsible adults but with the pressure of saving the class could their aim go off point and hit an innocent student or member of staff? I do not know what to really say but maybe it would be better if highly trained teachers in the ways of shooting should carry guns or maybe instead a young inquisitive child finds the gun and accidentally pulls the trigger thinking it is a toy? Or maybe it could get into the wrong hands.

bubble33 · 4 years ago

Teachers carrying guns is RIDICULOUS!! I wouldn't feel safe if anyone around me was carrying a gun, let alone my teachers ?‍? ?‍?

ijm · 4 years ago

Guns near children are never a good idea, and most pupils will feel scared if there are guns

abinews · 4 years ago

I wouldn't feel safe as some peopls might become teachers only to handle the guns. But maybe that's just me overanalysing things! Also, Idon't like seeing or hearing about guns!

12ah · 4 years ago

Definitely not
If America wants safer schools thay should ban guns not get more of them.
America will be like a huge video game

flossingg · 3 years ago

Not at all, no!

ulsterjack · 3 years ago

I do think teachers should carry a gun because it would make us more safe

super5tar · 3 years ago

Definitely not because although most teachers won't do this, some may accidently shoot someone innocent or someone can steal it. Everyone is better off without them

emeve · 3 years ago

I'd feel very scared if my teacher had a gun

zebra10 · 3 years ago

WHAT HAPPENS IF A TEACHER GETS ANGRY AT YOU??????????????????????????????????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ojasvi · 3 years ago

I wouldn't feel safe cause guns around makes me not feel safe and the teachers might even shoot you or me?

pippa08 · 3 years ago

Maybe it would be better and safer, but the thought of my teacher having a gun with them at all times would just scare me.

xx_tan_xx · 3 years ago

Now i feel bad for the things i done

rosiem · 3 years ago

NO- not at all. It would never help!!!

teddyfer · 3 years ago

It would be even more dangerous with guns in schools!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

eidaslan · 3 years ago

No because I would think the teacher is the baddie

graceieeee · 3 years ago


gymcat · 3 years ago

Why were guns even invented?

drduck · 3 years ago

Who would feel safe?

yussy2006 · 3 years ago

Teachers could take advantage and use it against you so no and one mistake and ur dead so no!!

flute123 · 3 years ago

No! Seriously! If they carried them I wouldn't even go to school.

lottielove · 3 years ago

NO, would you feel comfortable if your Science teacher was walking in the classroom with a gun in his/her hand?!?! WHAT KIND OF A QUESTION IS THAT?!?!

trudie · 3 years ago

Yes maybe to kill any bad people who break into the schools

stargrl · 2 years ago

That is so inappropriate. We should not have guns in the first place, and they could shoot someone else could be shot... ARGGH! If Donald Fart had banned guns it would never have happened. Oh, but farty has no feelings, does he?

redrubyguy · 2 years ago

Guns are sinful.

superpug27 · 2 years ago

Absolutely NOT! There are many things wrong with this! First of all (I am very late for this poll) secondly, there could be horrible people just applying to be a teacher JUST to have a gun and harm children. My point is you don’t know who isn’t handling these gun stuff and it seems incredibly unsafe.

katkid10 · 2 years ago

What if they shot you be accident?!!

seadra567 · 2 years ago

plus, it is hard to trust anyone these days.

panda89 · 2 years ago

No way I would be scared but maybe at school they should put one in a cupboard just in case but I would feel rly scared of the teachers if they had them

piggy9876 · 2 years ago

No way!!!! 😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣