As the title says - do you believe teachers have a moral obligation to protect students from harm?
As a teacher right now, I would protect my students at all costs. The question is - does society expect this from me? Obviously they can't have a legal obligation, but if we were to ever have a massacre where the teacher hid behind their desk while his or her students were killed, would that teacher be forgiven?
Something I've been pondering, would love to hear some feedback.
Wow! Some really awesome posts and amazing poll (almost dead even 80 votes in!).
Something I'd like to add.
1. There is a legal obligation that myself and any other teacher report abuse. Every teacher knows this because it's one of the most important concepts that we trained on in the beginning. However, I'm discussing idea of an intruder with a weapon.
Again - thanks for all the responses. It opened my eyes to a lot of different view points.