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NC Education Chief Says More Cops, And Not Armed Teachers, Will Make Schools Safer

North Carolina’s top school official says he’s against asking teachers to carry guns and that the state should instead provide more money to hire police officers to make schools safer following the recent Florida school massacre. President Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association have been among those who’ve been vocal in recent weeks about supporting the arming of teachers following the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida that left 17 people dead. With a new state committee formed to study how to make schools safer, state Schools Superintendent Mark Johnson issued a statement Monday saying it would be a burden to ask teachers to carry firearms.

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T. Keung Hui | News & Observer