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Apples to Armaments: President Trump on Teachers Carrying Weapons

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With growing tension in the U.S. after the Parkland shooting, people want answers and change to ease the growing fear in schools. Donald J. Trump presented a solution, to arm teachers explaining it will protect students. The President also stated on twitter, “Must be firearms adept & have annual training. Should get yearly bonus.” The Presidents solution has since then caused debates on mass media on whether or not teachers should be armed. Students and teachers at a local high school were asked on whether or not they themselves felt comfortable carrying or having  teachers carry a weapon. The poll below shows the answers of 21 teachers at a local high school:

The poll below shows the answers of 196 students at a local high school:

Students and teachers across the country have been raising their voices on gun policy. Teachers have started the #armmewith movement to raise awareness on what they need, such as more school supplies rather than weapons. Gun policies are now integrated in the way we think, teach, and live our daily lives. 

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