An Apple Valley high school teacher who is also a soldier calls President Donald Trump’s plan to arm teachers to deter school shootings “foolish and dangerous.”
“Don’t arm me with a gun. Arm me with a school counselor, a school nurse, a psychologist, a music teacher and a small classroom I can work with,” says Dennis Draughn who is a social studies teacher at Apple Valley High School, Minnesota and member of the Minnesota Army National Guard and Education Minnesota.
He told a crowd gathered for the Working People’s Day Of Action rally at the Minnesota state capitol “As a soldier I know something about military weapons. And I know any plan to arm teachers to stop a man with an AR15 is foolish and dangerous. If you say otherwise you are not listening to veterans.”