The state commission investigating the horrific massacre in Parkland, Florida, issued a stunning recommendation that teachers be armed in order to prevent future attacks.
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission has drafted a 407-page report detailing many of the mistakes and errors made in preventing and thwarting the attack that claimed 17 people.
Among the recommendations, the panel suggested that some teachers should be allowed to carry guns as long as they went through safety training and thorough background checks.
In order for such policies to be implemented, however, the state legislation would need to vote on a bill to allow it.
"In the ideal world, we shouldn't need anyone on campus with a gun, but that's not the world we live in today," said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, a member of the commission.
"One's not enough. Two's not enough," he added. "We need multiple people in order to protect the children."
The commission voted 13 to 1 for the recommendation, the lone dissenting vote coming from Max Schachter, whose son was killed in the massacre.
The panel also recommended that seven deputies be investigated for not entering the fray even though they heard gunshots from the massacre.
"There was abundant confusion over the location of the command post and the role of the staging area. This stemmed from an absence of command and control and an ineffective radio system," the report said.
The recommendation to arm teachers has been ridiculed by many members on the left who say that tighter gun restrictions are the only answer to mass murder attacks in the U.S.
Trump advocated the policy in February 2018.
"Armed Educators (and trusted people who work within a school) love our students and will protect them," the president tweeted. "Very smart people. Must be firearms adept & have annual training. Should get yearly bonus."
"Shootings will not happen again," he added, "a big & very inexpensive deterrent. Up to States."