Florida school shooting survivor to Trump: Active shooter training saved lives

Florida school shooting survivor to Trump: Active shooter training saved lives

A survivor of the Florida high school shooting is calling for President Trump to reconsider his position regarding active shooter drills, arguing that training saves lives.

Carson Abt, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, praised her teachers in in a New York Times op-ed for the way they responded when a gunman opened fire at her high school earlier this month.

“My teachers are the light. Through a combination of training and determination, they calmed the fear of some and saved the lives of others,” she wrote.

“When schools across the country lower their flags and share our darkness, they should also share our light. Maybe heroism can’t be taught, but preparedness certainly can be. Every teacher should have training for a school shooting like mine did.”

Abt’s comments come after Trump last week said he believed active shooter drills…

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