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Resolution to oppose the use of weapons in school-based safety drills

New York Teacher

WHEREAS, Indiana teachers were assaulted with plastic pellets in something called an "active shooter drill,” and,

WHEREAS, in actual assaults, teachers have saved student lives; and,

WHEREAS, in the course of doing so, some teachers have sacrificed their own lives; and,

WHEREAS, it’s of no benefit whatsoever to terrorize people in schools; be it, therefore

RESOLVED, that the United Federation of Teachers categorically opposes the use of weapons of any sort against teachers, students, or anyone present in schools in drills or any school-sponsored activities.

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