, Newtown SchoolsSuperintendentJanet Robinsonmembers of Congress to ban semi-automatic weapons and large capacity magazines, following a petition started by a local fourth grader namedAva. "This will prevent other communities from suffering like we are in Newtown," the young girl wrote. But Robinson also said that her communityfor the time being.
Other teachers aren't so sure about putting guns in schools under any situation. "Adding more guns to schools in an effort to stem the tide of violence that is overwhelming this country is madness," , an english teacher at East Middle School in Joplin, Missouri.Reaching out to local teachers for their thoughts on the issue, a small Pennsylvania newspaperfrom a retired music teacher. "I think it's a horrible idea ... I worry about responding to violence with violence." Then, of course, there are those teachers who want to carry guns themselves. Last week in Texas and Ohio, over 1,300 put on by the Buckeye Firearms Association. One of the instructors, Josh Felker,that teachers come to him to learn how to obtain a concealed carry permitbecause"They are upset at what happened, and no one is going to hurt their kids. One teacher said flat out, 'I don't care if the law changes or not, I'm going to take it to school.' Most of them just want to protect their kids."