Allowing teachers and other school personnel to carry concealed weapons on school property and eliminating gun-free school zones might be possible solutions to ending the wave of school shootings in America, President Trump said on February 21st.

Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos held a “listening session” with survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people, including 14 students, died on Valentine’s Day.

The solutions Trump discussed stand in sharp contrast to those advocated by the most vocal Douglas students, who have taken to cable news and political advocacy to push for greater gun control.

Fred Abt, the father of a Parkland student who survived the shooting, suggested allowing teachers and other adults on campus to carry concealed weapons as a way to stop shootings quickly while waiting for first responders.

Trump acknowledged there would be opposition to the concealed carry idea, though he said it “could very well solve your problem,” citing less violence on airplanes since pilots have begun carrying guns.

Read the source article on concealed weapons for teachers by Carolyn Phenicie at The 74