State School Superintendent Mark Johnson is weighing in on how to improve school safety in the aftermath of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead.
In a statement released Monday on Twitter, Johnson said firearms on school grounds should be handled by trained school resource officers or law-enforcement professionals, not teachers.
Below is Johnson’s full statement:
There are many conversations surrounding school safety happening in our state. Below is my statement on arming teachers in NC's public schools: pic.twitter.com/uqLd7Wbnk0
— NC Sup. Mark Johnson (@MarkRJohnsonNC) February 26, 2018
Last week House Speaker Tim Moore announced a bipartisan committee would examine all ideas related to improving school safety with action on some of those proposals in the short session.