Should teachers be armed? Experts pick sides

Published December 22, 2016

UB chief of police Gerald W. Schoenle, Jr. was one of several national school security experts interviewed by about whether or not teachers should be armed, in an effort to improve school security. Schoenle argued that teachers should never be armed. “The weapon might be taken from them; they might actually escalate a problem; responding police might mistake them for a suspect; an innocent bystander would be more likely to be harmed. The list is endless, and this doesn’t even get into the issue from a liability or risk management perspective.”

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