Trump Administration Helping Schools Arm Teachers

President Trump (AP)

The Trump administration is actively helping schools arm teachers in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead.

According to Politico:

“The White House on Sunday night announced backing for a new Justice Department program that would aid states that seek to train teachers and other school personnel to carry firearms, as part of a package of steps to curb school violence.

In addition, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will chair a government commission exploring steps to prevent school violence, following the Parkland, Fla., shooting last month that left 17 dead, the Trump administration said.

“We are committed to working quickly because there’s no time to waste,” DeVos said on a conference call with reporters. “No student, no family, no teacher and no school should have to live the horror of Parkland or Sandy Hook or Columbine again.”

DeVos said the commission would include teachers.”