Trump Proposes Arming Teachers With Guns At a Wednesday speaking session with survivors of the Florida shooting, Trump entertained the idea of teachers carrying firearms. If you had a teacher who was adept with the firearm, they could end the attack very quickly. A gun-free zone is 'Let's go in and let's attack because bullets aren't coming back at us.' He added that teachers would have to be trained first in order to stop "maniacs." Lawmakers, officials, and parents have responded to the idea with mostly

Teachers to Trump: #ArmMeWith funding, supplies and resources — not guns

Teachers around the nation are using the hashtag #ArmMeWith on social media to push for an increase in what they feel they really need in schools: funding, mental health resources, school supplies, books — and not guns.

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The #ArmMeWith movement is a reaction to President Donald Trump’s call for some teachers to carry concealed weapons in schools, and his proposal for teachers to receive bonuses for helping with security. Trump made the statements following the Parkland, Florida, school shooting last week that claimed the lives of 17 people.

Some educators, such as Utah teacher Kasey Hansen, said carrying a concealed weapon in school is "more of a solution" than hiding in a corner and waiting if an armed intruder enters the classroom. 

But others, including the president of the 1.7 million-member American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten, called arming teachers a horrible idea and said an educator's handgun would be no match for the assault-style weapons often wielded by attackers.

"The solution is to ban these military weapons from people who shouldn't have them," Weingarten said.

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"Teachers already shoulder a huge burden when it comes to educating properly, due to lack of funding, support and resources and making sure their students are taken care of emotionally,” Brittany Wheaton, an English teacher in Utah, told CNN. “Asking us to now carry the burden of having the responsibility to kill is irreparably damaging, even if we never have to discharge our weapon.”

Wheaton, along with Kansas teacher Olivia Bertels, launched the movement. According to BuzzFeed, the two met through Instagram and have individually developed significant followings on the platform, often sharing snapshots of their classrooms and inspirational messages.

Following the Florida high school shooting, Wheaton reached out to Bertels and said "it was time for teachers to demand their voices be heard."

Here’s a look at the burgeoning social media movement:

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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