The number of teachers and armed personnel in American schools is increasing after the latest massacres, particularly after the massacre at the Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas. The New York Times reports it.
At least 29 states allow people other than police officers or security officials to carry guns to schools. According to the latest available data, which date back to 2018, 2.6% of public schools had armed employees. The number today is certainly higher. In Florida, more than 1,300 members, in 45 out of 74 school districts, have decided to participate in a training program started after the Parkland high school massacre in 2018. In Texas at least 402 schools, about a third of the total, provide for the possibility for teachers or employees to undergo training to carry weapons. In Ohio, after the Uvalde massacre, the duration of the training was reduced to just 24 hours.
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