State Senator Don White wants Pennsylvania school districts to be able to permit their staff to carry firearms in school buildings and on the grounds.
Supporters say his proposal would make schools safer but critics are arguing for more police. We talked with Senator White and Shira Goodman, Executive Director of Cease Fire Pennsylvania.
Here is what Essential Pittsburgh listeners on Twitter had to say about Senator White's decision to propose this legislation in response to the stabbings at Franklin Regional High School last spring.
@esspgh I'm not thrilled abt arming teachers, BUT our sch district is pretty remote in bvr city. So I def think the senator's idea has merit
— Daryl Vogan (@D_Vogan) September 19, 2014
— Nancy Potter (@nncypttr) September 19, 2014
— Brian Slack (@Guy_Serious) September 19, 2014