I am a teacher. I will not carry a firearm. I reject the very idea that we can’t keep our children safe any other way. American classrooms are not a place where gunfights should occur. Ever. Under any circumstances. And yet, ours is the only country even considering it as something that may be necessary. Why is that? Could it be because America is the only nation that has more firearms than people? Could it be because the NRA lobby has grown monstrous? Whatever the reason, we can do better than an old west mentality in the classroom. I shouldn’t even have to say this.