Teachers should carry concealed gun: Trump
Meeting with students and parents affected by school shootings, U.S. President Trump is responding to a call to arm teachers.
US President Donald Trump argued that the arming of teachers could be more effective against such attacks after the armed attack on a high school that 17 students were killed in a Parkland area in the state of Florida.
Trump, who met at the White House with students who survived high school shooting in Florida and victim families, said, "If you had a teacher that was adept at firearms they could very well end the attack quickly."
"If you had a teacher who was adept with the firearm, they could end the attack very quickly," he said, stating that schools could arm up to 20% of their teachers to stop "maniacs" who may try to attack them.
In the past days, 17 people were killed in the armed attack carried out by 19-years-old Nikolas Cruz in Stoneman Douglas High School. Cruz reportedly was a member of a white racist group called the "Republic of Florida" and stated that he "hated" Muslims and black people.