Survey Finds Teachers Don't Want Guns in the Classroom
A survey of educators from across the U.S. by California State University (CSUN) professor Lauren Willner found that teachers overwhelmingly object to arming teachers a way to deter school shootings.
- When asked about the effectiveness of arming teachers as a means to prevent school-based gun violence, the majority of those sampled did not believe doing so would prevent someone from entering a school with the intent to commit harm.
- Participants do not want to receive training to use a gun in an active-shooter circumstance. Only 11.1 percent expressed an interest in receiving such training. And only 7.9% believed marksman training would provide them with adequate preparation for successfully handling a school-based active-shooter situation.
- The teachers surveyed were overwhelmingly against any legislation designed to support arming teachers(88%)