WJZ 13 spoke with President English about her statement released after the shooting in Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida calling for training on what to do if a shooter enters the school.
“Our hearts are broken, yet again, by the school shooting that occurred yesterday at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida yesterday. This tragedy effects all school communities across the nation and here in Maryland as educators begin to think about their safety and the safety of the children they teach every day.
While the BTU does not agree with the legislation that Del. Rick Impallaria has introduced that will allow certain school employees to carry guns in schools, we do believe that our educators, school administrators, staff and students should receive training on what to do if a shooter enters the school. We urge our legislatures here in Baltimore and Annapolis to pass legislation that makes this training a requirement. Training will equip all those in schools with the necessary directions and tools they will need in order to survive if such an event should happen in Baltimore City Schools”.