An Elon University poll of over 300 teachers in North Carolina showed the majority aren't in favor of carrying weapons in school to prevent mass shootings.
The results showed that more than 3/4 of the state's public school teachers think allowing teachers to carry guns is a bad idea.
Some findings included:
- 78 percent said arming teachers is 'a bad idea' with 18 percent viewing it as a good idea. Four percent didn't know.
- Only about 12 percent had confidence in armed teachers in their school stopping a school shooting. 46 percent thought a few teachers could stop a shooting and 42 percent thought none of their colleagues could stop one.
- 74 percent said they wouldn't carry a gun if it was allowed. 16 percent said they would.
- Among non-white teachers, 91 percent were against arming teachers compared to 75 percent of white teachers.
- When asked how would your feelings of safety change if teachers in your school were allowed to carry guns, 61.2 percent said less safe with 23 percent saying they'd feel safer. 14 percent answered 'no difference.'
The survey of 379 NC teachers was done from Feb. 28 through March 5. The complete report can be found here.
Last week, a poll with similar findings was released when every teacher in North Carolina received a two-question survey with most saying they wouldn't like carrying a gun at school.
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