The administration of US President Donald Trump says it will increase aid to states that want to arm school employees following last month’s massacre of 17 people at a high school in Florida.
US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Sunday that arming school staff is part of a “pragmatic plan to dramatically increase school safety.”
But the controversial idea to put weapons in schools has drawn little support from educators.
“We are committed to working quickly because there’s no time to waste,” DeVos said in a conference call with reporters.
The Trump administration will also provide technical assistance to states preparing temporary “risk protection orders” that allow for guns to be removed from certain individuals, said Andrew Bremberg, a presidential assistant who heads the Domestic Policy Council at the White House.
The White House is urging Congress to pass legislation that will strengthen background checks for gun buyers and…