Arming Teachers in Schools: Trump’s Folly or New Policy?

DURATION: 60 Minutes

Arming Teachers in Schools: Trump’s Folly or New Policy?

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Description

Trump has suggested a variety of possible responses to gun violence in schools. 

President Donald Trump says arming teachers as a deterrent against school shootings is “Up to States.”Trump has promoted the idea of putting “gun-adept” teachers and staff in schools with concealed firearms to protect students after shooting at a Florida high school killed 17 people.

Rise of School Shootings

According to EveryTown.org, there have been 17 school shootings in 2018 alone, and 290 since 2013, shortly after Sandy Hook. These incidents range from mass shootings like last week’s in Florida to accidental discharges of firearms, after-hours fights between adults in a school parking lot and suicides.-Time, 2/22/2018

Since a gunman killed 20 first graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, there have been at least 239 school shootings nationwide. In those episodes, 438 people were shot, 138 of whom were killed.-NYT, 2/15/2018.

Rise of School Shootings-Why?                                                        

It seems like Americans are growing in their desire for fame, and there is no doubt that there is an association between media coverage that these offenders get and the likelihood that they will act.“

Learning objectives:

  • Examine the Rise in School Shootings since Sandy Hook.
  • Gain an Insight into what President Trump thinks will help.
  • Delve into what laws and regulations are applicable to our planning and training.
  • Analyze the Arming of Teachers and Employees
  • Discuss Best Practices to train employees, students and parents for tactical responses.

Why you should attend:

This webinar will lead you that “Donald Trump”   after listening to a series of emotional stories and pleas to enhance school safety at the White House Wednesday, floated the idea of arming teachers and school staff, an idea that was met with support from many of the attendees.

“If you had a teacher who was adept with the firearm, they could end the attack very quickly,” he said, stating that schools could arm up to 20% of their teachers to stop “maniacs” who may try and attack them.

Who will benefit from this webinar:

  • Teachers
  • Professor
  • Directors of College Campuses
  • Principal
  • Student Affairs
  • Dean
  • Special Education
  • Student Service
  • Public Safety

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

Kent Seaver has been working in student assessment and academic success for over 18 years. In this time, he has worked at various places, helping thousands of students from all over the country, and world. He has written dozens of articles on subjects such as student success and retention for the American Technical Education Association, NACADA, AACRAO, and for Military Advanced Education.


He is currently the Director of Learning Resources at North Lake College, and he has worked diligently in that role to ensure that student success is a top priority in terms of completion and transfer. Before becoming Director, he worked with many students – including new students, home-schooled students, transfer students, and returning student veterans. During his time at North Lake, he has undertaken extensive research on the impact of Prior Learning Assignments on the success of military students, and the workforce placement impact and advising success of such cohorts after the completion of their educational requirements.