I’ve been wondering why reporters haven’t been asking Trump and Sarah Huckabee Sanders whether or not Barron’s school agreed with arming teachers. Now we know. They definitely do NOT support Trump’s plan.
On Wednesday, the private school that Donald Trump’s son attends joined with other area schools to push the Trump administration to do something sensible to stop gun violence.
More than 100 Washington-area schools, including Barron Trump’s school, St. Andrews Episcopal, sent an open letter to Trump on Wednesday. In the letter, which was published by the Baltimore Sun, school administrators urged Trump and Congress to support gun control measures. And they strongly rejected Trump’s big idea to arm teachers.
“We urge our President, our Congress, and our state leaders to enact specific, vigorous measures to reduce gun violence in our society, particularly in our schools. We need a robust system of registration and background checks, with a particular eye toward weapons capable of rapidly firing a vast number of deadly shots. We need stronger mental health services and more effective communication among agencies responsible for the well-being of children, adults, and families. What we do not need is to arm our teachers with guns, which is dangerous and antithetical to our profession as educators.”
This letter was published on the same day that students at thousands of schools all across the country walked out to protest for gun control.
The letter concludes,
“Our calling is to serve and to educate children, to ensure their safety and well-being, and to help them grow into thoughtful and responsible citizens. Please let us do our work. Please act now with vigor, determination, and urgency, on behalf of our nation’s children.”