March 12, 2018

Torlakson and Top California Teachers Tell Trump: ‘We do not need guns in the classroom’

California’s top education official and more than 60 of the state’s top teachers have sent a message to President Trump: Guns do not belong in schools. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and the large group of California Teachers of the Year wrote an open letter to Trump on Thursday, telling him that arming teachers is not the answer to school violence.

After the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., President Trump suggested having teacher carry guns.

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