• Nearly half (49 percent) of educators believe that the level of gun violence has reached a state of crisis for the country and 32 percent see it as a very serious
• A 58 percent majority of members are worried there could be a mass shooting at their own school.
• Sixty-three percent of members oppose a proposal to allow school employees to have guns in schools, even if they are required to receive firearms training and guns are locked and can only be accessed by a teacher’s fingerprint. MEA members also oppose allowing concealed carry in schools (62 percent oppose).
• A 71 percent majority of members believe increasing funding and resources for mental health counseling would be very effective at preventing gun violence in schools.
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