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Teachers Spoke Up On #ArmMeWith Movement After Trump’s Tweet On Arming Teachers For Student’s Security

You must have heard the phrase, “You do not fight fire with fire”. The phrase is taken from Shakespeare’s play King John 1595. The line means, not to respond to an attack by using a similar method as one’s attacker.

The reason why I brought this up is due to a fact that caused a stir on social media after the present U.S President Mr. Donald Trump made a statement regarding protective issues on Wednesday at a town hall on account of the Florida shooting that took place on 14th Feb. 2018.

 

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Tweets by the POTUS on 22nd Feb. 2018.

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While the discussion was going on in the White House Trump asked if anyone was in favor of the idea of arming school teachers as a protective measure, only a few agreed, but when he asked again how many were against it, the majority of the people in the room agreed to disagree with the whole idea.

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After this situation was widespread, teachers across the country spoke out with ideas that they’d rather be armed with than guns.

The whole idea of creating a voice for the teachers to stand together as one and fight this soul-breaking incident was started by two teachers, Brittany Wheaton and Olivia Bertels. They met on social media when Wheaton reached out to Bartels on the issue of being against to putting more guns in schools. They created the idea of spreading this message and awareness and came up with the #armmewith movement. 

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Brittany Wheaton 27, a graduate of Bowling Green State University, Ohio.

Wheaton worked at Penta previously, a vocational Highschool in Ohio, she is now currently pursuing a doctorate in curriculum and instruction. She has over 58k followers on her Instagram account.

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