It’s sad that the notion of teachers carrying guns in school is even a thought, but nevertheless, President Trump corrected previous statements that charged him with saying that all educators should be armed with weaponry on Thursday. The president took to Twitter to explain himself.
“I never said ‘give teachers guns’ like was stated on Fake News @CNN and @NBC,” he tweeted. “What I said was to look at the possibility of giving concealed guns to gun adept teachers with military or special training experience – only the best. 20% of teachers, a lot, would now be able to.”
I never said “give teachers guns” like was stated on Fake News @CNN & @NBC. What I said was to look at the possibility of giving “concealed guns to gun adept teachers with military or special training experience – only the best. 20% of teachers, a lot, would now be able to
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 22, 2018
All of the talk of guns in schools stems from the most recent school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida in which seventeen people were killed by a lone gunman. The school actually had an armed deputy on duty during the tragedy who waited outside for at least four minutes as bullets ravaged the halls of the school. President Trump placed much of the blame on the deputy. Meanwhile, the survivors of the devastation and millions of others are joining forces to call for improved gun control.
— Femi (@Femi_Sorry) February 23, 2018
I'm sure Mrs. Smith teaching 7th-grade social studies, with her 9mm handgun would stand a pretty good chance against this.
— Jᴀsᴏɴ W. Tᴀʏʟᴏʀ (@JWadeTaylor) February 23, 2018
— rain #NeverAgain (@rain_valladares) February 22, 2018
Perhaps, the silver lining to all of this talk of arming teachers with guns is the movement that educators have launched on Twitter called #armmewith. Some of the responses have been nothing short of brilliant. Check them out below!
— Sarah Merriam (@MrsSMerriam) February 21, 2018
Teachers are using the hashtag #ArmMeWith to propose other resources they would rather be armed with, such as more funding, additional school counselors and smaller class sizes — not the ability to carry guns in school https://t.co/vqCe2rmLjj pic.twitter.com/1lLOQM2v74
— CNN (@CNN) February 23, 2018
I'm a teacher.#ArmMeWith enough arms to hug all of my students that need it, enough legs to go the extra mile for each of them, and enough hands to help them back up when they fall.
— Ms. Imamura (@MsImamura) February 21, 2018
I don’t need to be armed with a gun but rather #ArmMeWith
•legislature that puts our children’s lives before your guns
•funding to truly support my students
•more time to build a class community instead of inundating them with testing
•action not just thoughts and prayers
— Natalie Flaten (@Flaten_CCHS) February 21, 2018
#ArmMeWith fair pay, an abundance of resources, excellent insurance, mental health treatment for TEACHERS, compassion from administration, less testing, more free will to teach my students to be GOOD HUMANS.
— Kay Kinsey. (@_kaykinsey) February 21, 2018
#armmewith books that help develop empathy and reduce the stigma of mental health struggles.
— Stephanie tanner (@tannertheteach) February 18, 2018
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