We already ask too much of our teachers; we expect them to be counselors, special needs identifiers, school supplies providers, college advisor, nurses, computer instructors, remote learning specialists, etc.
The idea of telling them to teach students while gun toting is just nuts. First off, teachers didn't sign up to be armed guards. Teacher groups and teachers individually have publicly stated their opposition to arming teachers.
Teachers would or should be expected to take firearm training. That's more time away from their core responsibility: teaching.
Would teachers then be expected to holster a sidearm at all times? That puts the damper on an open and free classroom discussion. If the teacher were keep his/her gun in their desk what is the assurance a kid doesn't get hold of it? Many teachers are smaller than their students, and if a student had bad intentions they could easily ambush and overpower a teacher and take their gun.
Would the guns be kept in a safe or would they be readily available for quick emergency access? Either option is bad.
Mass murderers' seem to have a death wish and/or no regard for the potential consequences to their actions. Ulvade, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Tot's grocery in Buffalo, church killings and many other kill sites had armed guards and/or citizens with guns. To expect that a school murderer would think rationally and be dissuaded by the thought of teacher with a gun is preposterous.
Besides all the impracticality of arming of teachers, it wouldn't make a dent in the number of children killed by guns in America.
That 19 kids were killed in Ulvade was tragic. Also tragic is that an average of 54 children are victims of gun homicide every week in America. Another 29 children die by gun suicide and accidental shooting every week. Flooding the country with more guns as result of teachers carrying guns would only add to the problem.
Guns have become the leading cause of death for American kids
(Axios)Nearly two-thirds of the 4,368 U.S. children up to age 19 who were killed by guns in 2020 were homicide victims, per the CDC. Motor vehicle crashes, formerly the leading cause of death for kids one and older, killed nearly 4,000 children.
Another 30% of firearm-related child fatalities were suicides, 3% were accidental and 2% were of undetermined intent.