Parkland Student Slams Trump Proposal: Teachers Shouldn’t Have to Be Responsible For Killing Students
Parkland student Samuel Zeif, who has made headlines the past 24 hours for speaking passionately about the need for change after the mass shooting at his Florida high school, has just issued a scathing condemnation of President Donald Trump’s latest idea to arm teachers.
“Madness. Just absolute madness,” Zeif called the proposal on CNN’s New Day Thursday morning. “Teachers go through emotions every single day, just like students do, just like mentally ill people do, just like everyone.”
CNN’s Alisyn Camerota spoke to Zeif and Nicole Hockley, who lost her very young son in Sandy Hook and serves as the Managing Director for school safety program Sandy Hook Promise.
“Teachers are faced with the responsibility every single day of molding young lives and mentoring them and being there for them,” Zeif told Camerota. “Why should they be faced with the responsibility of knowing whether or not they’re going to have to kill them that day?”
Camerota then asked Zeif what, if anything, he’d like to say to the president after his latest remarks doubling down on arming teachers, which he (naturally) issued on Twitter.
“Honestly, I hope we can do this,” Zeif replied. “He can make America great again, and this is how he does it. But if he doesn’t want to cooperate, we’re going to make America great again.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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