G is for Gun: The Arming of Teachers in America


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Subjects: American Studies, At Risk Youth, Community, Education, Mental Health Issues, Psychology, Sociology

Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: Yes
Running Time: 27 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2017
Available in French: No

G IS FOR GUN explores the highly controversial trend of armed faculty and staff in K-12 schools. Only five years ago this practice was practically unheard of, but since the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012, it has spread to as many as a dozen states. Often without public knowledge, there are teachers, administrators, custodians, nurses, and bus drivers carrying guns in America's schools.

G IS FOR GUN documents a growing program in Ohio that is training school staff to respond to active shooter situations with guns, and follows the story of one Ohio community divided over arming its teachers. 

DVD Features
DVD includes SDH captions for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, and scene selection.
 
"G is for Gun provides a balanced, thought provoking set of contrasting ideas about the potential benefits and drawbacks of arming teachers. Viewing this film offers a rich opportunity to engage in dialogue about this emotionally laden and potentially divisive issue. It is a valuable resource for community leaders, school board members, parents, and educators who are wrestling with how to best protect our children from school violence."
- Dr. John D'Auria, Professor of Practice, Division of Teaching,
Learning, and Leadership, University of Pennsylvania

Links:  
The film's website contains an extremely useful in-depth exploration of the issues surrounding guns in school and school safety.

gisforgunthefilm.com/exploring-the-issues/


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