Barron Trump's school signs open letter urging gun control legislation

The Potomac, Maryland school attended by President Trump’s son Barron signed an open letter urging quick action on gun control legislation and denouncing the idea of arming teachers, reports the Baltimore Sun.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is one of more than 100 in the state and Washington, D.C. area that endorsed the call upon “our president, our Congress, and our state leaders to enact specific, rigorous measures to reduce gun violence in our society, particularly in our schools.” 

Specific measures mentioned include “a robust system of registration and background checks, with a particular eye toward weapons capable of rapidly firing a vast number of deadly shots…stronger mental health services and more effective communication among agencies responsible for the well-being of children, adults and families.” 

“What we do not need is to arm our teachers with guns, which is dangerous and antithetical to our profession as educators,” the letter further notes.

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U.S. President Donald Trump talks with the reporters as his son Barron waits for him while departing the White House for Palm Beach, in Washington D.C., U.S. November 21, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
11-year-old Barron Trump waits for his Dad, President Donald Trump as he speaks to reporters, before their departure for the Thanksgiving Holiday, from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on November 21, 2017. The Trumps are going to their Mar-a-Lago resort for the holiday. (Photo by Cheriss May) (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
President Donald Trump leaves the White House with First Lady Melania Trump and son Barron Trump, as they depart for the Thanksgiving Holiday from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on November 21, 2017. The Trumps are going to their Mar-a-Lago resort for the holiday. (Photo by Cheriss May) (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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11-year-old Barron Trump, stands next to his Dad, President Donald Trump, as he speaks at the National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardoning Ceremony, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on November 21, 2017. President Trump pardoned Drumstick, a 40-pound White Holland breed raised by Wittenburg in Minnesota, who will live out his days at 'Gobbler's Rest,' at Virginia Tech. (Photo by Cheriss May) (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he with First Lady Melania Trump and their son Barron walk on South Lawn of the White House upon their return to Washington, U.S., from Camp David, August 27, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he with First Lady Melania Trump and their son Barron walk on South Lawn of the White House upon their return to Washington, U.S., from Camp David, August 27, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he with First Lady Melania Trump and their son Barron walk on South Lawn of the White House upon their return to Washington, U.S., from Camp David, August 27, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
U.S. President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, their son Barron (R) and Trump's grandchildren Arabella (obscured) and Joseph walk from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., before their departure to Camp David, August 25, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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Arming teachers is among the proposed measures the president has continued to promote.

Trump has also spoken in support of strengthening of background checks, but has wavered on his initial suggestion of raising the minimum purchase age on select weapons from 18 to 21.

The open letter endorsed by his son’s school and others was released on Wednesday as students across the nation participated in school walkouts to appeal for stronger gun control measures. 

Those events came one month after a 19-year-old gunman armed with a legally purchased semi-automatic weapon claimed 17 lives at a Parkland, Florida school.

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Birthday: March 20, 2006

Pictured: Donald Trump's 10-month-old son Barron walks with the help of his mother Melania after his father was honored with the 2,327th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, CA.

Full name: Barron William Trump 

Pictured: Donald Trump and baby Barron Trump during The Associates Committee of The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's 16th Annual Bunny Hop at FAO Schwarz in New York.

There are theories about the origin of his name.

Trump has reportedly used the name "John Barron" to field media requests since his early business days, yet people remain curious about why he decided on the name "Barron" for his son. Trump biographer Michael Dantonio has said it's a reference to Barron Hilton, the son of the Hilton Hotels founder, while another Trump biography writer guesses that the name hints at Trump's desire for royal German ancestry.

Pictured: Donald, Melania and Barron attend the 17th Annual Bunny Hop at FAO Schwarz on March 11, 2008.

He has four siblings.

Barron has two half sisters, Tiffany and Ivanka, and two half brothers, Donald Jr. and Eric.

Pictured: Barron pumps fists with his older brother Donald Trump, Jr. on the final night of the Republican National Convention.

He moisturizes with face caviar.

Melania Trump has said she uses "Caviar Complex C6 moisturizer" from her own skincare line to moisturize her son's face every night.

Pictured: Barron Trump attends the 18th annual Bunny Hop to benefit the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center at FAO Schwartz on March 3, 2009.

Barron has grown up with a nanny.

While Melania has previously said she is with Barron "all the time," there is also a woman who lives with the Trump's and -- as Donald Trump puts it --- "works with Barron."

Pictured: Melania Trump and her son Barron Trump attend the 19th annual Bunny Hop hosted by the Associates Committee of The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center at FAO Schwarz on March 9, 2010 in New York City.

His nickname is "Little Donald."

Barron is often see dressed similarly to his father, in white shirt and blazer.

Pictured: Barron Trump plays the drums during a Valentine's Day event in 2004.

He attends Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in Manhattan.

Pictured: Donald Trump points out falling balloons to his wife Melania and son Barron as he stands with running-mate Governor Mike Pence at the end of the final session of the 2016 Republican National Convention.

His White House presence would be historic.

Should he move there, 10-year-old Barron would be the youngest and first president's son in the White House since John. F. Kennedy, Jr.

Pictured: Barron Trump is hugged by Tiffany Trump at the 2016 Republican National Convention.

He has an entire floor of Trump Tower to use as his living room.

Melania has said that Barron has his own floor of their New York City penthouse. In a Parenting inteview, she noted that allowing him to draw on the walls helped fuel his creativity.

Pictured: Businessman Donald Trump, son Barron, and wife Melania at the Trump Invitational Grand Prix at Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach, Florida, January 4, 2015.

Barron and Melania will stay in New York for the time being.

Barron will at least finish out the school year in New York City before a decision is made about their pending transition to the White House.

Pictured: Barron and Melania Trump stand on stage after Republican president-elect Donald Trump delivered his acceptance speech at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City.

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