US President Donald Trump on Wednesday during an hour-long session at the White House with about 40 students, teachers and families touched by gun violence, suggested arming teachers to curb school shootings in the US. He also supported making improved and detailed background checks mandatory for buying guns.
Trump said a teacher with a gun could stop an attack “very quickly”.
Though a few people at the meeting agreed with Trump’s suggestion of arming teachers, some echoed the prominent sentiment, calling it bullshit.
“Nobody wants to see a shoot-out in a school,” said Mark Barden, whose son was killed in 2012’s Sandy Hook school shooting.
“Schoolteachers have more than enough responsibilities right now, than to have the awesome responsibility to take a life,” he added.