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Bryant retells story of Pearl High shooting to governors


Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant agrees with President Trump’s idea to arm teachers in the classroom.

Bryant recounted images of the nation’s first school shooting in Pearl, Mississippi, before a group of governors at the White House Monday.

President Trump invited governors from across the country to meet about ways to tackle gun violence in the wake of the Florida shooting.

Bryant recalled the 1997 shooting in Pearl saying, “With a 30-30 rifle he killed two students and began to shoot at others. A vice principal who was an army reserve officer went to his vehicle retrieved his 1911 .45 and stopped that shooter before he could kill other children in Pearl, MS. When I heard you speak of your idea that was the concept I believed in.”

President Trump is proposing arming some teachers to prevent school shootings.

Trump’s ‘call to arms’ will be heavily debated on Capitol Hill when Congress returns to work this week.

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