Survey: 3/4 of Teachers Wouldn’t Bring Gun to School Even if Allowed


Post-Newtown suggestions about arming teachers haven’t gained much traction with teachers themselves, finds a new survey reported by USA Today. Nearly three in four educators say they would be unlikely to bring a firearm to school if allowed to do so. Even among the 36 percent who say they own a gun, only about one in three would be likely to bring it to school. The online survey of 10,661 teachers and administrators from all 50 states was conducted in late January by the School Improvement Network, a large Utah-based teacher-training company. Johnny Price of Big Iron Concealed Handgun Training in Waco, Tx., said that since late December, he has trained 1,100 teachers to carry a concealed weapon under Texas law, which restricts permit holders from carrying guns on campus but allows school districts to override the restriction. He says teachers need more training. “Most of these teachers that come through, I’ve told them, ‘Y’all aren’t ready to carry in a school because we don’t want a child hurt – period.'”

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