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Barron Trump's School Asks Donald Trump To Act On Gun Violence

March 16, 2018 13:20

President Trump has come under pressure in the past weeks following the Florida school shooting to enforce stricter gun control laws. However, he has very different ideas on how to fix the recurring incidents of violence. Arm the teachers.

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While speaking with survivors of the Florida shooting at the White House, President Trump recommended arming teachers as a deterrent to potential shooters. He also said teachers should receive special firearms training.

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Some states in the US have increased the minimum age requirement for the purchase of firearms since the Florida shooting. But there is stiff resistance from the NRA. And President Trump insists that mental health is the real problem but not gun control.

Barron’s school asks President Trump to end gun violence

Barron Trump’s school, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland has joined over 100 schools in Greater Washington, D.C., and Maryland area to sign an open letter to President Trump. The letter calls him to tackle gun violence head-on.

We urge our president, our Congress, and our state leaders to enact specific, rigorous measures to reduce gun violence in our society, particularly in our schools.

The letter was published in the Baltimore Sun on 14 March. the heads of the schools asked for more robust background checks, especially for assault rifles. In addition, the letter called for more attention to mental health in the country.

Furthermore, the schools jointly agreed that arming teachers was not a solution to gun violence in schools.

What we do not need is to arm our teachers with guns, which is dangerous and antithetical to our profession as educators.

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Where does Baron stand?

Barron began attending St. Andrew’s Episcopal School just last fall. Before then he attended Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in New York City.

He made the move as his parents wanted him closer to home. It is uncertain how the position taken by his St. Andrew’s head will affect his attending the school if at all.

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One thing is certain. The 11-year-old will have a rough time blending in in school with so much attention on his father.

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