This teacher listed reasons why he shouldn’t be armed and people loved him for it
Donald Trump’s solution to the never-ending spate of school shootings in America is to put more guns in schools by arming teachers.
But this teacher’s not sure that’s such a good idea, and went online to say why.
As a teacher, I knocked myself out headbutting ceiling pretending to be a particle, star-jumping off a desk.
I've set my arm on fire when lit ethanol trickled down sleeve, from my hand.
I've burnt my ear listening if gas was coming out of a bunsen.
Please don't give me a gun.
— Philip Clarke (@ClarkePhil) February 22, 2018
People loved him for it, maybe because it reminded them of one of their teachers, maybe because it made Trump look like the idiot he is, or maybe just because it’s true.
Here’s a bunch of our favourite responses online. And do tell us in the comments about the teacher you had at school least equipped to handle a semi-automatic firearm.
Your classes sound amazing.
— Elaine Ferguson (@fergusonelaine) February 22, 2018
You should’ve seen his assemblies that he gave to the Sixthform 😂 I’ll never forget his renditions of Livin’ on a Prayer
— W (@coadeyder) February 23, 2018
That was after my time! Gutted I missed these 🙂
— Daisy Leverington (@daisylevvers) February 23, 2018
There would be a permanent notice written on the staffroom board ‘Does anyone have the key to the gun cupboard?’!! It’s 4.30am, I can’t sleep but your post has really made me grin!
— EBHT (@ebheadt) February 23, 2018
Plus the cry of “Who usedthe last of the ammunition? Why didn’t you fill in a requisition order for some more? Oh, because it was after Feb half term and the order book’s closed until the new financial year? OK then. Hey guys, we have no ammo until after Easter, OK?”
— Yarns From The Plain (@yarnsfromplain) February 23, 2018
My question is, what happens at recess?
Why teachers should NOT be given guns. pic.twitter.com/EgFCwsWkpu
— Anna Mae Gold (@AnnaMaeGold) February 23, 2018
We had had a Physics teacher called Mr. Looney! What a guy. Our Chemistry teacher Mr. Tait blew a window out one day when a ‘detonating bottle’ experiment got out of hand. Our Biology teacher used to heat up his soup in a glass beaker on a tripod and bunsen. Happy days!
— Steve Henderson (@scoutsteve1) February 23, 2018
One of our History masters carried a hip-flask of scotch whiskey. He was generally looped by lunchtime. His lectures were terrific; his aim – probably less so.
— Folklore Film Fest (@FolkloreFilmFes) February 23, 2018
I can confirm he was a great teacher. With a remote activated music system that played “GOLD” by Spandau Ballet every time he would mention the element (Au) 😂😂😂
— Steven Price (@SJamesPrice) February 23, 2018
Except, well, there’s always one.
There are plenty of teachers who are ready, willing, and able to defend their kids and themselves. And apparently much more coordinated than you.
— will w. (@Willmvg) February 23, 2018
You know what’s fascinating, it’s so easy to tell the British from the Americans on here by their comments. Never been more thankful to be British 😘
— Anna Morris (@Earthdecay) February 24, 2018