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G is for Gun: The Arming of Teachers in America – Film Screening and Panel Discussion
March 15 @ 6:00 pm
G is for Gun is a thirty-minute documentary film exploring 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 thirteen 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.
A preview screening of the film followed by a panel discussion will be held at ThinkTV in Dayton on March 15 at 6pm.. The panel will debate many of the larger contextual questions related to the arming of teachers, and will include scholars, educators, law enforcement officials, and politicians. Refreshments will be available free of charge.
Moderator: Jim Wiener, ThinkTV Director of Programming
John Scheu, Sidney Schools Superintendent
Thomas Falk, University of Dayton, Education
Adam Arnold, Sinclair Community College, Criminal Justice
David Romick, President, Dayton Education Association
More about the film HERE.