Teachers Are Already Armed

In the aftermath of the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, some are calling for stronger gun control laws, while others are calling for more guns on campus. So for the next week, we bring you a three-part-series from our archives that delves into what having more guns on campuses looks like.


ARMED PART 1: Soft Targets – For the past two years producer Jen Kinney has been looking into the movement to arm teachers in schools -- and what it means for students, teachers, staff and parents when teachers start to carry guns in the classroom. This is the first part of a three part series, part one follows student Cooper Caffrey, who was shot by a classmate in eighth grade -- then, a few years later, his Ohio school decides to arm its teachers. Cooper’s school is one of many others in 19 states that have armed staff. We take you inside the fight that divided the school. 


Reported and produced by Jen Kinney. 


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