Will Arming Teachers With Guns Stop School Shootings?

In response to persistent school shootings, some Americans now want to arm teachers. Comedian Wyatt Cenac thinks they need a reality check. ✔️

Wyatt Cenac on School Safety

Last season, Comedian Wyatt Cenac’s HBO show Problem Areas tackled policing in today's society. Now, he thinks we all should be taking a MUCH deeper look at our schools. Wyatt Cenac thinks education is important —and we need to talk about it before it’s too late. Wyatt Cenac wants to ask you why aren't we having a larger conversation about education and why aren't we holding administrations accountable for something that at the moment doesn't have a national standard?

“Is bullying a big problem? It’s pretty common here, and they think, “Oh, it’s OK. He’ll just be fine. But the truth is it’s really not fine.”

In the wake of so many school shootings this call to do things like arm teachers and put cops in schools and bring in metal detectors and the result of that often has been teachers and administrators either abdicating responsibility or just handing over responsibility passively from education to law enforcement. What might have just been a flare up between two students an argument that turned into pushing and shoving now becomes an assault charge because a cop became involved.

Preventative measures to recognize that many kids are dealing with stressors in their life. Not every kid in U.S. society is going to show up and shoot up a school, but you have things like high rates of teen suicide that you could deal with.Since 2015, funding and resources to districts with high rates of poverty has improved. But Cenac says new approaches towards school safety and the school to prison pipeline must be approached on a larger scale.


05/31/2019 12:00 PMupdated: 05/31/2019 1:41 PM
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  • Vera B.
    05/31/2019 12:04

    No guns in schools, books teachers and children only

  • Michael v.
    05/31/2019 12:09

    Endless discussion with those amerikan hill billies they will never understand that less guns would be better.

  • Brut
    05/31/2019 13:17

    From teen suicide to the school-to-prison pipeline, these are the issues Cenac is tackling on the second season of on HBO.

  • Davon R.
    05/31/2019 13:18

    When’s the last time this crackhead Trump has actually been in a public school? Arguing with crackheads will never work! Trying to convince them that less guns is better is a lost cause literally smoking crack yourself would be 10x easier.

  • Frank M.
    05/31/2019 13:36

    He needs a dog bark collar that shocks him each time he lies or curses.....

  • Munsey A.
    05/31/2019 13:56


  • Muslimah J.
    05/31/2019 14:14

    I thought medal detectors and security are at inner city schools already! No guns and there are no reports of school shootings I’ve heard of. Perhaps they should start there.. not guns. Use medal detectors and security at the suburban schools. Cheez protect the children another way, not more guns...

  • Karen Z.
    05/31/2019 14:38


  • Cindy S.
    05/31/2019 16:25

    When you allow your terrorist trump supporters to brings there gun to your rally then we will talk about teachers ok

  • Kathy N.
    05/31/2019 19:00

    His statement's making zero sense...what IS he trying to say?

  • KC W.
    05/31/2019 20:44

    If they refuse to step in and stop a child from being bullied, they have no business having a gun.

  • Core B.
    06/01/2019 02:13

    ......yeah....let Wyatt be a teacher when an active shooter is roaming the hall.....tell me .. how take works out

  • Muslimah J.
    06/01/2019 10:55

    Interesting now they want to take guns off the street and put them into the schools with our children! Is it me or does this sound strange and doesn’t make sense? I mean really, the police at least every year or couple of years invite folks to hand in their guns just to turn around and put them into the schools! Heck the police already use guns to plant on folks, and resale back into the street now they really want to put our children at further risk with teachers carrying guns. So they will just be in the middle of OK Coral! Lol Trump

  • Theresa W.
    06/01/2019 19:18

    The teachers could shoot the students?

  • Gman P.
    06/01/2019 22:36

    There are thousands and thousands of retired police officers who could be hired as school resource officers at reasonable prices to help protect our schools, these are individuals who have already been screened and passed back ground checks, they are already certified with CCW, let the teachers teach, why is this so complicated....

  • Matthew H.
    06/03/2019 03:20

    Except these school shootings are happening in the "safe areas". The schools getting shot up aren't in the brown and black neighborhoods with the metal detector and cops, are they?

  • Larry G.
    06/07/2019 09:40

    An increase in welfare spending will not stop a shooter .

  • Cory B.
    06/08/2019 05:24

    Maybe it was my time in the military. But I've felt pretty safe when there were guns around knowing the were faced at my enemy.

  • Derek A.
    06/12/2019 02:56

    It all boils down to morality folks, if you don't value life,why would you ever be afraid to take it.

  • Alice W.
    06/13/2019 01:38

    But if teachers can just shoot black kids for acting up in class, what will happen to the cops’ jobs?