Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Sam Zeif on Thursday tore apart President Donald Trump’s proposal to solve school shootings by arming some teachers with guns.
When asked by CNN’s Alisyn Camerota to comment about the president’s latest tweets calling for arming the most “talented” teachers in schools across the country, Zeif simply called the plan “absolute madness.”
“Teachers go through emotions every day, just like students do, just like mentally ill people do, just like everyone,” he said. “Teachers are faced with a responsibility every single day of molding young lives and mentoring them and being there for them. Why should they have to be faced with the responsibility with whether they’re going to have to kill them that day?”
Nicole Hockley, a gun control activist who lost her son in the massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, similarly told Camerota that Trump’s plan was a nonstarter.
“I don’t think it’s a reasonable suggestion at all,” she said. “I don’t think it’s something the politicians should be talking about. Ask any teacher — teachers have no desire to be armed… in terms of arming them and asking them to make that sort of decision in a crisis moment, that’s unacceptable.”
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