Trump took to Twitter Thursday morning to reiterate that he doesn't think all teachers should be armed, only those who are trained.
Trump added: "Highly trained teachers would also serve as a deterrent to the cowards that do this".
"A "gun free" school is a magnet for bad people", he said.
The mass shooting, one of the worst in modern USA history, prompted more than 100 students at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland to rally to the state capitol on Wednesday, to urge action from lawmakers as students across the state walked out of classes in protest.
Later this week, Trump will meet with local and state officials, and also plans to talk with governors about the issue.
Trump spoke at the end of an emotional meeting at the White House, where students and relatives of the victims of last week's mass shooting gathered to describe their personal anguish and urged USA lawmakers to protect students from gun violence.
He heard wrenching first-hand accounts from bereaved parents and friends, and schoolchildren who narrowly escaped with their own lives.
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US president backs "arming teachers" in schools
Around 40 people, including school students and victims' families were invited to meet the President on Wednesday. He backed that up by saying it was "much less expensive than the guards" and would more effective.
"The NRA will back it and so will Congress", Trump contended as he called for raising the legal age of purchase for "all" guns from 18 to 21.
Trump has been proposing a growing list of ideas, including more stringent background checks for gun buyers, reopening some mental institutions to hold potential killers and banning "bump stock" devices that allow semi-automatic rifles to mimic machine guns.
Under current federal law, licensed firearm dealers can not sell handguns to people under the age of 21 and can not sell long guns to people under 18, according to the Giffords Law Center, which tracks gun laws and advocates for more restrictions. The legal age for purchasing alcohol is 21.
His comments drew criticism from certain quarters who alleged that Trump was promoting gun culture in schools and it would be a massive financial burden on schools. "It seemed as though that was kind of a creative way to try to thread the needle and explain what the president meant when he said what he said". "They hate the NRA".
Student Sam Zeif told how he texted his mother and two brothers during the shooting to say he would not see them again, before realising his 13-year-old sibling was in the classroom above him, where teacher Scott Beigel died shielding students from bullets.
He also doubled down on the NRA's longstanding position that armed Americans were the first line of defense in confronting deadly attacks. It stops here with this administration and me.
Earlier, in a fired-up address, NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch slammed the Federal Bureau of Investigation for missing a series of warning signs ahead of the Florida shooting, while asserting that the mainstream media benefited from such tragedies. He said he is hopeful for legislative action in the wake of the Florida shooting.
When most of the American public checks back on Alpine racing, at the Beijing 2022 Games, Shiffrin will be 26. But the racecourse set Thursday afternoon lacked enough challenge to give Shiffrin any noticeable advantage.
SpaceX officials tweeted that the Team at Vandenberg is taking additional time to perform final checkouts of the upgraded fairing. And it will capture images of our home planet - day or night and no matter what the weather looks like - using radar technology.
Bouchard is seeking damages for physical and emotional suffering in the lawsuit, as well as lost earnings on and off the court. What that means will be decided in another phase of the trial to determine damages, starting Friday.
It said its actions were aimed at keeping the firm operating as usual and to protect the rights and interests of consumers. Wu Xiaohui , who has been removed from his post, was detained by authorities last June.
In the final, the riders each had to land two different tricks, spinning different ways, and the total score decided the victor . The snowboarders gave a thumbs up to the big air facility here, saying it allowed them to land their best tricks.
SpaceX's mission is to make rockets fully reusable, which will reduce the cost of space exploration by at least a hundredfold. The two test satellites will orbit about 700 miles above Earth, in the same range as the eventual constellation.
And while the Longhorns were stalling on the road, their Saturday opponent was earning arguably its biggest win of the season. Nate Kennell led Bradley (19-11, 9-8 Missouri Valley) by scoring 20 points with six 3-pointers.
Cinemark Theaters, including the location in Pearl, has a new bag policy for moviegoers effective immediately. Moviegoers worry that will slow down getting into a show, but most believe the new policy is a good idea.
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Edwards was efficient in getting to the line and he also shot over 50 percent from the floor despite attempting 19 field goals. However, Black is not looking at this loss as a moral victory, given the way the Illini played against the Boilermakers.
12-year-old girl arrested after school threats
"It is believed that these threats are a viral, nationwide issue and are not specifically directed at Billings Public Schools". A teenager is accused of stating on Snapchat, "You think you've seen a threat, I'll show you a threat".