Resolutions: Arming Educators

With various state legislatures having passed laws authorizing school districts to allow educators or school volunteers to armed at schools, the increasingly contentious issue was addressed in the convention through a proposed resolution titled Arming Educators.


The resolution was formidable in establishing a forthright context for the debate. It clearly stated, “Educators and school volunteers are not law enforcement-trained personnel” and “should not be used to enforce security and police activities.


After a lively discussion of the issue, the resolution was passed stating “AFSA opposes the arming of school personnel or school volunteers (other than sworn peace officers) at school sites.”