Jahana Hayes On School Safety and Arming Teachers / by Charles Yeganian

From Madeline Will, Education Week:

"I worked in a school with 1,300 young people. I would never want the responsibility of securing a firearm in a school with 1,300 teenagers or having to have a conversation that began, 'I thought I locked my desk,' or 'I don't know how they got the gun away from me.' My husband is a police officer. We have firearms in our house. If there's an active shooter in a school and police are deployed, it's a high-tense, high-pressure situation. To have almost no training and be expected to use a firearm in a high-pressure situation, I don't think I would want that responsibility. And then I think about, you know, my husband as a police officer or a first responder having to figure out if the person holding the gun is the shooter [or] is an educator. I just don't think that that's the direction that we need to move in.