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The teachers in SWAT team's crosshairs

President Donald Trump on Thursday appeared to voice support for raising the age at which someone could buy an assault rifle to 21, and he doubled down on his idea of arming some teachers as a deterrent for school shootings.

After reading “Trump pushes guns in schools” (Feb. 23), I pictured this scenario: Teachers in civilian clothes carrying weapons, 911 is informed of an active-shooter situation in the school, SWAT arrives in the hallways armed and primed to shoot. Who gets shot? SWAT team members don’t have time to sort the good guys from the bad guys. Anyone seen brandishing a weapon will be shot, most probably an armed teacher. Here is a real “friendly fire” situation in a school.

Words come cheap. The devil is in the details. Following through to envision real-life consequences is not rocket science.

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Elizabeth H. Lehmann, Phoenix

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