David Hogg: Instead of Arming Teachers, We Should ‘Improve Ambulance Response Time’


On Wednesday, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivor turned pro-gun control activist David Hogg again voiced his opposition to armed school staff and said other things should be fixed, like ambulance response time.

“Every public school in Florida is now required to have one armed security guard because of what happened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas. And you know, there is so much debate about whether that’s dangerous or whether that’s the right answer. How do you all feel about that,” CNN’s Alisyn Camerota asked.

“I for sure don’t think arming teachers is a good idea. I think overall we have to work to make sure that we’re stopping shooters before they get on campus. Because by the time they get there it’s already too late. Because as we know that somebody else is going to be lost to that process,” Hogg said.

“We have to be working together not as Democrats or Republicans but as Americans attacking the source of evil, and being able to stop and reduce harm and stop violence before it happens, reduce it as it’s happening and increase, for example, ambulance response time after a horrible incident like occurred at our school,” he added.

With regards to the shooting at Stoneman Douglas, the Miami Herald reported the Broward County Sheriff’s Office site commander repeatedly denied requests from Coral Springs fire-rescue to enter the school to treat and evacuate the wounded.

“The [BSO] incident commander advised me, ‘She would have to check,'” Michael McNally, the deputy chief for Coral Springs for fire-rescue, wrote in his report. “After several minutes, I requested once again the need to deploy RTF elements into the scene to … initiate treatment as soon as possible. Once again, the incident commander expressed that she ‘would have to check before approving this request.'”

After the shooter had been arrested, they still were not allowed to go inside, but SWAT team medics were.

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Julio has previously written for Independent Journal Review. He is currently a Military/Veterans Contributor for Townhall.com and serving in the Marine Corps Reserves.