a sobering look at the campaign to give teachers guns

a sobering look at the campaign to give teachers guns

In American schools, drills for what to do in the event of a mass shooting have become commonplace. Channel 4’s documentary, Teachers Training to Kill, showed several of them in progress and it made for horrifying viewing. People who became teachers in order to teach children, were instead practising how they might stop them getting butchered – and how to potentially shoot dead a child that is holding a gun.

It was sobering to watch, chilling too, but it wasn’t as shocking as it was meant to be – we’ve all seen some version of this idea before, may it be in President Trump’s tweets, the films of Louis Theroux or Jon Sopel’s dispatches on the BBC Ten O’Clock News. Twenty years ago, the notion…

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