The Florida PTA is pushing back against the idea of arming teachers. President Trump has suggested arming some teachers may help stop school shootings, and Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd is in favor of certain teachers having concealed weapons.
As funerals were held for the 17 people killed in the Parkland high school shooting, students marched on Tallahassee demanding a law change. But where some are calling for a ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines, the shooting has prompted a different response from others. Some law enforcement officers say it’s time to arm and train teachers to respond to a shooter.