Last week there was another school shooting. This is too much. Killing sprees have become far too prevalent in our country. You can't help but wonder where it will happen next.
"...I would probably go into tech, where I would make a ton more money and wouldn't have to carry a gun to work."
Plus, if it a viable option to scrounge up enough money from the budget to arm and train teachers to carry weapons, why the hell am I working so hard, out of my regular, paid work hours, to raise money for actual school supplies? Where would this money come from? Would teachers be required to hold bake sales for guns? I collect a lot of Box Tops, but not nearly enough to purchase firearms. Stop it. Stop. This is not a rational solution.
We need more gun control. This does not mean that the government is going to "take away your guns" so just shut up about that. This country will never ban guns completely, and I don't think that it is truly necessary. "Gun control" is not "abolishing all fire arms."
We need better mental health care. Life is really hard! Why aren't rational ways of dealing with life more easily accessible? Why isn't everyone granted a general practitioner and a psychologist with their health care? Why are my students qualifying to meet with a school psychologist but having to wait months until one has time to fit the student in his/her schedule?
"...please, please stop talking about arming teachers."
If you take only one thing away from this, please, please stop talking about arming teachers. Take all of the money needed for arming and training schools and staffs with guns and put it towards pencils, art supplies, music, smaller class sizes, and more resources for kids.
*If I had the option of ninja star training, I might consider staying.