Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is reportedly enable is considering States that the use of Federal funds to purchase weapons for the teachers.
Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, is reportedly considering to buy so that States will use the federal funds, guns for the teachers.
The New York Times citing several people with knowledge of the plan, reported on Wednesday evening that the Department is focusing on a Federal education law that does not expressly prohibit the purchase of firearms through Federal funds is called the support of students and academic enrichment grants.
It would authorize up to DeVos, by this measure, The Times reported.
The Department of education did not immediately respond to an E-Mail from Fox News.
A spokeswoman for the education Department told the newspaper that the Agency is “constantly considering and evaluating policy issues, in particular issues in connection with the school of safety”, but not explicitly whether the Department granting States is considering the option to use Federal funds for weapons purchases.
“The Secretary nor the Department provides opinions on hypothetical scenarios,” the spokeswoman said.
Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords-who was wounded during a 2011 shooting at a meet-and-greet event in Tucson, Az. – said arming teachers “for children in even more danger.”
“Arming teachers is not the solution. It puts ruthless American children in even more danger,” Giffords tweeted late Wednesday evening. “We are forging a better way. It is time for the Americans to fight the courage, for our own safety.”
The Congress refuses to act—so this year, we will choose leaders who will. November of this year, we all need to. We go to the polls, gun safety champions, who understand the stupidity of a plan like this and have the courage to pass stronger gun laws. https://t.co/cFyKkO5co4
— Gabrielle Giffords (@GabbyGiffords) August 23, 2018
Stricter gun control laws were at the top of the hot discussed topics in Washington, as an armed man opened killed the fire at a high school in Parkland, Florida, and 17 students and faculty members.
President Trump in February, expressed his support for arming the gun adept-teachers with military or special training, experience,” as a way to prevent another “wild sicko” of mass caused causalities.
He also called for gun control measures, such as raising the minimum age for the purchase of a firearm to 21.
DeVos, presented to a Federal Commission for school to study security in March whether to ban gun sales to persons under 21, among others.
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