Teachers Increasingly Armed, Some With Non-Lethal Weapons

It's Legal, and No Risk of Causing Death or Serious Harm - Expert Study
 
WASHINGTON - Nov. 28, 2022 - PRLog -- "Our Schools Have Become Battlefields," and teachers are increasingly arming themselves in the classroom to be able to defend their students against the now-clearly-foreseeable mass shooters, the New York Times reported.

Since Sandy Hook, there have been some 948 school shootings in the United States.

The Times cites a former teacher saying what many current teachers are saying or at least feeling: "schools are no longer safe: Our schools have become battlefields and teachers need the option to fight back and save the lives of their students and themselves."

Already some 29 states permit educators to carry guns, and more are considering it.  But even in states which permit teachers to be armed, getting the requisite permissions may be difficult and time consuming,

And in those 29, as well as in the others, teachers may be reluctant to carry a sidearm because they may feel they lack sufficient firearms training, do not trust themselves to aim accurately in an emergency, fear causing death or serious injury to innocent students (and in some cases even to a youthful shooter), and/or are concerned about personal legal liability if forced to shoot in such a stressful situation.

But there are logical alternatives for situations in which schools will not permit teachers - including even those with concealed-carry permits - to be armed in the classroom, and/or situations in which many teachers want to protect their students but do not want to carry firearms into the classroom for fear of injuring an innocent person, concern about possible legal liability, or for other reasons, says public interest law professor John Banzhaf.

Banzhaf, a former security officer and security consultant, has just published a detailed study of how K-12 schools, colleges, and universities can and should take simple, inexpensive, and proven steps to prepare for the possibility of an armed intruder, and 2 of the 11 recommendations involve arming teachers.
SEE:  How Can Universities Tackle The Threat Of Active Shooters (https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=202210...)
SEE ALSO: 11 Solutions to Thwart School Shootings (https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/washington-secret...)

■ ONE - A canister of bear spray which can shoot an intruder more than 20 feet away with enough power to stop a charging grizzly bear

■ TWO - A paintball pistol which can be used to fire one or more pellets of colored paint into the face of an armed intruder at an even greater distance

■ THREE - New devices which employ the advantages of both by shooting paint-type balls containing a highly irritating and incapacitating spray (instead of paint) long distances

http://banzhaf.net/   jbanzhaf3ATgmail.com   @profbanzhaf

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