Donald Trump has suggested arming one in five teachers could protect further school massacres.
Speaking at a listening session in the wake of last week’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, Trump indorsed getting talented teachers to join a ‘concealed carry’ program would cut deaths. Trump said: ‘(Concealed carry) only works where you have people very adept at using firearms, of which you have many ‘It would be teachers and coaches…if the coach had a firearm in his locker when he ran at this guy…that coach was very brave, saved a lot of lives i suspect.
Gunman Nikolas Cruz, 19, killed 14 students and three school workers at the school in Parkland, Florida with an AR-15 assault rifle. Broward County Sheriff’s office say he has admitted the killing, and he has since been charged with 17 counts of pre-meditated murder.