Donald Trump says 'active shooter drills' terrify schoolchildren

Alyssa Bailey
February 23, 2018

The president says he'd prefer what he called a "hardened school" over active-shooter drills.

"Bringing more guns into our schools does nothing to protect our students and educators from gun violence", said the head of the three-million-member NEA. Others called for stricter measures to acquire arms.

Following a "listening session" on Thursday with victims of school shootings including the one last week in Parkland, Florida, Donald Trump said he backs arming teachers.

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Said Trump: "If you had a teacher who was adept at firearms, they could very well end the attack very quickly".

"But you could have concealed on the teacher", Trump said.

"When you have a horrific situation like you had last week and other school shootings we've seen these terrible tragedies, what we think and don't think is practical can change", Shah said in response.

"Their goal is to eliminate the Second Amendment and our firearms freedoms so they can eradicate all individual freedoms", LaPierre said, speaking at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference to an audience that typically bristles at the notion of restricting Second Amendment rights.

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"I think they wouldn't go into the schools to start off with - I think it could very well solve your problem", he said. "You know what we need?" "The whole idea from our opponents that armed security makes us less safe is completely ridiculous".

The gathering included students who had survived the Florida attack. We must not let them down.

"I struggle to see how a teacher, even a highly trained teacher with a handgun, is going to go against somebody who's carrying an AR-15", she said.

According to Bloomberg reporter Justin Sink, the Trump plan would act as an incentive for teachers to get training in using deadly weapons. The youngest of Trump's five children, 11-year-old Barron, attends a private school in Potomac, Maryland. Kurth asked at a CNN "town hall" Wednesday about gun violence. "Am I supposed to strap (a gun) to my leg or put it in my desk?"

Trump, who is under intense pressure to embrace stiffer gun restrictions in the wake of the Parkland tragedy, appears to have seized instead upon the idea of giving educators weapons, a proposal backed by the National Rifle Association, which has pressed to expand the right to carry a concealed firearm nationwide. "But you could have concealed on teachers". "There is a tremendous feeling that we want to get something done".

"I don't believe that this insane monster should have ever been able to obtain a firearm".

"But that´s exactly what's wrong with this country", Israel continued.

'"Well people may come in and shoot you", I think that's a very negative thing to be talking about, I don't like it.

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