Every teacher should be trained and equipped to protect their students.
That’s what I was thinking yesterday as my class and I were discussing the event.
It’s exam time at our school, and some students are bearing the bitter fruit of their dismal efforts. But in today’s thinking, their failure is MY fault. What’s to stop one of my students from going “Call of Duty” on me? My thought (to self) was, “Why aren’t I allowed to come to school with a sidearm visibly strapped to my belt?
Then I came to my senses and began to explain to the class our school’s “Active Shooter” procedures for ensuring their safety...the one where, when notified via loudspeaker, I lock the door, turn out the light, and we all huddle in the corner and pretend ‘No one’s home’!...
Yeah, I know...my students laughed, too.