Recently, national media outlets spilled much ink over several teachers who wanted to carry handguns to provide for their own safety. I have a great deal of sympathy for our educators. Most people do not realize just how common violence is on school campuses. 1 in 30 violent crimes reported to the FBI occurred on school campuses. However, I suggest that the answer is not in having teachers carry weapons, but in the employment of enough qualified security officers and the installation of security technology on all public campuses.
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