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Attorney General Sessions Fuels Demand for Armed Teachers by Calling Public Schools a “Dangerous Situation”

August 3, 2018

Here’s the report from Politico’s daily feed describing the Secretary of Education’s Task Force on School Safety’s “listening session” in Arkansas:

(US Attorney General Jeff) Sessions also said anyone who carries a gun in school for student protection deserves respect. “We have people who say, ‘I don’t want to carry a gun in a school,'” he said. “But the person who does is going by themselves into a very dangerous situation, not knowing what’s behind that door, and we expect them and ask them to place their lives on the line forstudents. They know that when they sign up, and we should always be respectful and appreciative of their service.”

With that statement, Mr. Sessions reinforces the notion that public schools are fraught with peril and danger and  implies that any teacher who doesn’t arm themselves is effectively placing themselves in peril. This is exactly the wrong message… unless you want to promote the idea that “public schools are failing and dangerous” making the choice to go elsewhere rational and necessary.

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