Teachers slam Trump's call for more guns in schools: ‘Are you f**king insane?

Teachers are slamming President Donald Trump’s plan to bring more guns into schools by arming 20 percent of educators

“We need solutions that will keep guns out of the hands of those who want to use them to massacre innocent children and educators,” Lily Eskelsen García, president of the National Education Association, told Education Week. “Arming teachers does nothing to prevent that.”

Many teachers have taken to social media to say they don’t want to carry guns, and more than a few pointed out that they were struggling to get funding for basic classroom supplies, much less firearms: 

Teachers respond to Donald Trump wanting guns in schools
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Teachers respond to Donald Trump wanting guns in schools
@bessbell I'm a teacher, and I don't want one, nor should I have one. Want to arm me? Start paying me six figures,… https://t.co/hjB8xFDbVw
Guys, I’m a college professor. I’ve also been shooting guns my entire life and own multiple guns now. I don’t tru… https://t.co/Rq9RIzUvaa
@realDonaldTrump And your solution is to arm teachers??? Are you fucking insane?? I'm a teacher, I teach children.… https://t.co/5qJ5E2ozCQ
Hi, I'm a teacher. I don't want a gun. I could use some more dry erase markers. Thanks for your time.
I'm a teacher with 14 years of experience. I have zero interest in being armed. #StudentsStandUp
I’m a teacher. Don’t give me a gun. Give me the supplies I need, the salary I deserve, and the common-sense gun laws to protect my kids.
@johnlegend I'm a teacher. I own guns. I'm adept at shooting them. This is the dumbest idea in the damn world. No t… https://t.co/doi99iFKdl
I'm a teacher who qualified in the military on the rifle, handgun, light machine gun, heavy machine gun, grenade la… https://t.co/mY3QgIEzgK
@BuzzFeedNews I have said this a hundred times on here already. Why does no one ever ask teachers what they think?… https://t.co/XrNWq1uv2q
I’m a teacher and I don’t want a fucking gun in my classroom! I’m trained in literature not shooting people! This is ridiculous.
@aterkel I’m a teacher. The last time I held a gun was when I played Duck Hunt, and I sucked at that. My job is to… https://t.co/lXXRWjagY9
@JYSexton I'm a teacher and a gun owner with a concealed & carry permit, and I'd never want to bring a gun to my cl… https://t.co/U5iYDAnBRY
I’m a teacher. I don’t want to carry a gun. I want the people responsible for my safety, and my students’ safety, t… https://t.co/dW0JCYKvbd
#NotStickingToSportsTwitter. Hi, I’m a teacher. I don’t want to have a gun/have a gun in school. Thanks in advance, Mr. Nathan
This "Listening Session" reveals itself to be what it truly is: NRA propaganda for guns, guns, and more guns. I'… https://t.co/JNDD6WXlBZ
@chicagotribune So you add even more responsibility to teachers who you already refuse to pay? I’m a teacher DAMN YOU
I’m not a police officer, I’m a teacher I’m at school to teach your children, not to shoot, not to kill. Giving aw… https://t.co/AGo7MKJcCH
Funny how congressmen have metal detectors and armed guards, but the teenagers are on thr own.... Oh wait... I'm a… https://t.co/xI3PThDXCD
@resisterhood I’m a teacher. I’m envisioning raising my pistol (after fumbling with keys to unlock it from my desk… https://t.co/QWg9RVxF7p
@NicoleHockley I'm a teacher. Under zero circumstances would I teach in a school where there are weapons stored, le… https://t.co/P1SgjzMCGM
@BlasterNation I’m a teacher and I’ll be honest. I’m a fucking awful shot, especially with a handgun. But beyond th… https://t.co/laronP9Ybg
"I'm a teacher not a cop, damn it! I can't even focus the projector!" https://t.co/8RO9tKXgKY

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
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