G IS FOR GUN explores the highly controversial trend of arming teachers and staff in America's K-12 schools.



G IS FOR GUN explores the highly controversial trend of armed faculty and staff in K-12 schools. Only five years ago this practice was practically unheard of, but since the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012, it has spread to as many as a dozen states. Often without public knowledge, there are teachers, administrators, custodians, nurses, and bus drivers carrying guns in America's schools.

G IS FOR GUN documents a growing program in Ohio that is training school staff to respond to active shooter situations with guns, and follows the story of one Ohio community divided over arming its teachers.

27 minutes

SDH Captioning for the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing

Directed and Produced by Kate Way and Julie Akeret
Co-Writers: Kate Way, Julie Akeret, Ken Chowder
Editor: Tricia Reidy
Music: Blue Dot Sessions
Narrator: Sam Rush

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"G is for Gun is an amazing film for the conversations it opens up. In a short time it opens up critical questions about violence, guns, the assault on public education, and the history and politics of gun culture and violence in the US."
Barbara Madeloni, former President, Massachusetts Teachers Association

 "Viewing this film offers a rich opportunity to engage in dialogue about this emotionally laden and potentially divisive issue. It is a valuable resource for community leaders, school board members, parents, and educators who are wrestling with how to best protect our children from school violence."
Dr. John D'Auria, Professor of Practice, Division of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership, University of Pennsylvania

Teacher and expert interviews, on both sides of the issue, make this an exceptionally fair presentation and would absolutely precipitate debate for community groups, teacher in-service days, and those seeking to understand the underlying issues associated with guns in the classroom.
Debra Ciamacca, Social Studies teacher, Conestoga High School

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published this page 2020-06-08 20:40:58 -0400