Teachers with guns: Examples and experiences from other states

Feb 22, 2018

Trump Holds Listening Session With Students And Teachers On Mass Shootings

U.S. President Donald Trump (C) holds a listening session with students survivors of mass shootings, their parents and teachers in the State Dining Room at the White House February 21, 2018 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images


Last week’s shooting at a Florida high school reignited the debate over allowing teachers to arm themselves in the classroom.

President Trump says specially-trained teachers should be allowed to carry firearms on campus. CA bans the practice statewide.

What about districts elsewhere that already allow it? What are their experiences?


Benjamin Wermund, education reporter for POLITICO Pro who’s been following the story; he tweets @BenjaminEW

John Donahue, professor of law at Stanford 

Larry Rosenthal, professor of law at Chapman University and a former federal prosecutor

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