Amidst President Donald Trump’s suggestion to arm school teachers with firearms, a group of Michigan school teachers has asked that they be armed with lower class sizes and school supplies rather than guns.
The teachers, using the hashtag #ArmMeWith submitted some of their ideas via Twitter.
— Amy West (@WestWordsAPHS) February 22, 2018
I’m a teacher. #ArmMeWith students who have full bellies because cafeterias serve healthy food TO ALL. #ArmMeWith Nurses and counselors to support students’ needs. #ArmMeWith Books and supplies to do my job.
— smk (@sararoo21) February 23, 2018
#ArmMeWith more resources for kids struggling with issues at home, anxiety, depression
— Wiechel (@wiecheln) February 23, 2018
In a news release Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers said;
“Teachers don’t want to be armed, we want to teach , We don’t want to be, and would never have the expertise needed to be, sharp shooters. No amount of training can prepare an armed teacher to go up against an AR15.”