Mike Conrad teaches video production and film studies at Royal Oak High School in Royal Oak, Michigan. He is a PBS NewsHour Students Reporting Labs connected educator and wrote this piece independently from his work in that program. Conrad is in his eighth year teaching.
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Education Feb 23Opinion: I’ve asked hundreds of students if they would feel safer if I was armed. Not one has said yes
Teacher Mike Conrad says in the wake of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, students have told him they'd feel less safe if teachers were armed.