"That actually creates barriers so that people that would want to seek that help aren't going to get it". "They're looking for uniformed officers. 'Hey, go get your concealed carry and you can carry a gun here at school.' That's never gonna happen at our school". Officials who support concealed carry for teachers say they're not just handing out guns but carefully considering who and how they should carry.
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President Trump meets with state and local officials on school violence Thursday, including Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.
President Donald Trump is proposing bonuses for educators who undergo gun training.
La Grande School District's School Resource Officer and Union County Sheriff's Dept. Cody Bowen said his biggest fear is that he'll not be there when he's needed. The NRA on Wednesday announced it opposes raising the age limit.
She said Scott's plan to make it illegal for anyone under 21 to purchase a gun is a start, but said she doesn't think it goes far enough.More news: Ricky Rubio (hip) is back in the Jazz's starting lineup on Friday
"Even though he had liberal tendencies, his Cabinet has been able to keep him in check and the Congress has been able to hold him to a standard as well as his base", said Kurt Schenher, a 21-year- old student at the University of CT.
Just as a generation of students once crouched hiding under their desks during the Cold War, today's children know how to huddle together in a closet or corner of their locked classroom as far away from doors and windows as possible.
Two other deputies were placed on restricted duty during an investigation to determine if "they could have done more or should have done more" ahead of the shooting, Israel said.
Taylor DuVall, a student at the University of Wilmington, said that at this point, "each side needs to give a little bit".
Teachers joined in on the movement in droves, requesting books, smaller class sizes, social workers, mental health professions, and gun laws-not guns.
The confrontation is set to test whether Trump, a figure deeply popular with his party's base, is willing to risk his political capital to take on a constituency few Republicans have challenged. What happens if an unstable student or employee inside of the school gets hold of it? "I understand that this now is a huge role - you're essentially saying you're here to save a student's life". Protests have sprung up in cities from Florida to Washington, D.C., with many calling on lawmakers to make significant changes to gun laws.More news: Man City's Pep Guardiola to wear yellow ribbon at Carabao Cup final
In Florida, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said he was reconsidering his past opposition to limiting high-capacity magazines.
But research shows both Trump and the NRA are wrong.
Trump says drills that teach students how to respond if an active shooter ever enters the premises "are a very negative thing". And I don't understand why I can still go in a store and buy a weapon of war. The questions included training, and liability issues in the event a student were killed by friendly crossfire. "We're very vulnerable with our children, our most precious assets, we're vulnerable with our children", said Weidner. "I really think it brought a sense of more realness to everybody, myself, teachers and students".
In the world beyond the Oval Office, Dr. David Hemenway at the Harvard School of Public Health, an expert on gun violence, calls the president's idea, "a insane proposal", according to NBC News. And how long is it going to take for them to roam the halls? Among the groups who are not in favor of putting more guns in schools are those who would supposedly be wielding them: the teachers. I'm close to them.
The easy part is counteracting the gun lobby's financial clout; if they want to, gun control advocates surely can match the NRA dollar for dollar in House and Senate races.More news: Trump also met the Mexican president once during the 2016 election campaign