Stella Dimoko President Trump Reiterates Call To Arm Teachers Following Florida School Shooting


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Saturday, 24 February 2018

President Trump Reiterates Call To Arm Teachers Following Florida School Shooting

US President Donald Trump has reiterated his call to arm teachers in the wake of the Florida school shooting, claiming an educator with a weapon would have mowed down the suspected gunman “before he ever knew what happened”.

“Gun-adept” teachers, coaches, and other school workers should be allowed to carry a concealed weapon on campus to deter school shooters, Mr Trump told a cheering crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

“This would be a major deterrent because these people are inherently cowards,” he said of shooters. “If [the Florida gunman] thought that other people would be shooting bullets back at him, he wouldn’t have gone there.”

He added: “A teacher would have shot the hell out of him before he ever knew what happened."

The president was referring to suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where he is alleged to have shot and killed 17 students and staff members last week.

In the wake of the shooting, many of the student survivors marched and lobbied for stricter gun control laws. Mr Trump responded by proposing expanded background checks for gun purchases, and a ban on automatic rifle sales to anyone under 21. He has also floated – in listening sessions, on Twitter, and most recently at CPAC – giving guns to school workers.

“When we declare our schools to be gun free zones, it just puts our students in far more danger,” he told the major conservative conference on Friday.

The president also claimed his idea had been misrepresented in the media as a call to arm every teacher. Instead, Mr Trump said, he wanted concealed carry permits for the 10 to 20 percent of teachers who are “very gun-adept people”. He did not indicate how he arrived at this number. These teachers love their students, and these teachers are talented with weaponry and with guns,” Mr Trump said.


*How can teachers carry guns to school?


  1. Please President I might understand where you are coming from, but this one no follow o.

    What if it's a teacher with hidden anger issues and he/she is now armed. ...he/she will now say it's "self defense"

    In Nigeria here, ordinary being armed with cane. They have flogged not less than two students to death.

    Florida Governor no agree oh. Na potential time bomb.

    May the souls of the faithful departed and the souls of those who lost their lives in the shooting continue to rest in peace. Amen

  2. Metal detector in all schools is a big solution. If govt offices can have metal detector, why can't schools have it????

  3. This man mumu no be here..
    No sense atall

  4. Ha! Me I support it o. Teachers should be armed so they'll protect the students. But they should undergo mental test before doing so.
    This one no go work for Naija o. They'll shoot all the students out of anger and frustration of unpaid salaries.

  5. I support or they should have armed guard in schools


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