President Trump Thursday reiterated a call he made Wednesday for teachers to be able to carry concealed weapons in schools. “I want certain highly adept people, people who understand weaponry, guns,” Trump said during a meeting that included the mayor of Parkland, Florida, the site of last week’s school massacre. Trump suggested “a little bit of a bonus” for trained teachers who are armed, throwing out 10, 20, and 40 percent as possible percentages of teachers who might be qualified.
“You can’t hire enough security guards … You need 100, 150 security guards … But you could have concealed on the teachers,” Trump said. “I want my schools protected just like I want my banks, protected.”