Andrew Pollack, the father of Parkland shooting victim Meadow Pollack, is speaking out in favor of a bill that will arm qualified teachers.
During an interview with CNN, Pollack discussed his support for legislation that would allow certain teachers to carry concealed weapons in order to defend students in dangerous situations.
“It’s a volunteer program for any teacher that wants, it’s not a specific number,” Pollack said. “It could be only one teacher in the whole school … Like that hero coach, he could have saved 10 kids.”
However, there are many who have concerns with arming teachers. Pollack responded to the criticism by stating that their children would not be forced to attend those specific schools.
“This is America, and it’s freedom of choice, you have the choice to go to any school you want,” Pollack said. “If you don’t want a teacher or a marshal or someone with a gun at your school, you go to a gun-free school zone.”
Pollack first garnered national attention during a listening session with President Donald Trump when he said he would not rest until the issue of gun violence was resolved.