The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.
The opinions expressed are his own. Reuters has not edited the statements or confirmed their accuracy.
– I never said ”give teachers guns“ like was stated on Fake News @CNN & @NBC. What I said was to look at the possibility of giving ”concealed guns to gun adept teachers with military or special training experience – only the best. 20% of teachers, a lot, would now be able to [0726 EST]
– ….immediately fire back if a savage sicko came to a school with bad intentions. Highly trained teachers would also serve as a deterrent to the cowards that do this. Far more assets at much less cost than guards. A “gun free” school is a magnet for bad people. ATTACKS WOULD END! [0740 EST]
Compiled by Bengaluru bureau