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Trump: Active shooter drills ‘a very negative thing’: President Trump signaled Thursday that he does not believe that active shooter drills at the nation’s schools are a good way to address the rash of gun violence plaguing them.

“Active shooter drills is a very negative thing,” Trump said during a White House meeting focussed on a government response to mass shootings like the one that last week claimed the lives of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. “If I’m a child, I’m 10 years old, and they say, ‘We’re going to have an active shooter drill,’ I say, ‘What’s that?’ ‘Well people may come in and shoot you.’ I think that’s a very negative thing to be talking about, to be honest with you. I don’t like it. I’d much rather have a hardened school.”

Over the past two days, with much of the nation focussed on school shootings, Trump has repeatedly suggested that arming school teachers and staff with firearms would prove as a effective means of deterrence for future massacres.

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Trump: Active shooter drills ‘a very negative thing’: President Trump signaled Thursday that he does not believe that active shooter drills at the nation’s schools are a good way to address the rash of gun violence plaguing them.“Active shooter drills is a very negative thing,” Trump said during a White House meeting focussed on a government response to mass shootings like the one that last week claimed the lives of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. “If I’m a child, I’m 10 years old, and they say, ‘We’re going to have an active shooter drill,’ I say, ‘What’s that?’ ‘Well people may come in and shoot you.’ I think that’s a very negative thing to be talking about, to be honest with you. I don’t like it. I’d much rather have a hardened school.”Over the past two days, with much of the nation focussed on school shootings, Trump has repeatedly suggested that arming school teachers and staff with firearms would prove as a effective means of deterrence for future massacres.