A Republican state senator from Nevada has proposed giving teachers firearm training, then licensing them to carry a gun in the classroom. His rationale is that this will â€œstem a rise in school violence.â€
I am a high school teacher. Next to my desk, I keep a can of compressed air that I use to clean my keyboard periodically. The directions on this can read, in part, â€œDO NOT INVERT OR SHAKE.â€ When the can is inverted, of course, freezing cold gas comes out rather than a burst of air. A few weeks ago, one of my students took this can, inverted it, and sprayed it on his arm for several seconds, leaving a burn.
I will leave it to Sen. Beers to connect the dots.