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Toppenish School District superintendent says he would like to see funding to train armed school staff.


Toppenish superintendent hopes schools will get funding to

For his life.

7-thousand pairs of shoes were on the lawn of the u.s. capitol this morning --- symbolizing the number of children killed by guns in the u.s. since sandy hook in 2012.

That number comes from the journal "pediatrics"... whi reports an average of 13- hundred kids killed each year in gun violence in america.

Parents and organizers put the event together to show congress the scale... and push lawmakers to take action on gun reform.

And the national gun discussion finds local roots.

President trump proposed a new school safety plan this past weekend that includes gun training for qualified school staff.

Kapp-kvew's crystina lugo-beach sat down with the toppenish scool district superintendent who has armed staff members... and -- got some student perspective.

Cerna "if it happens i happens.

But chances are it won't happen in toppenish."

Toppenish school district superintendent john cerna takes pride in the safety his schools provide to students.

Students sotsbillie 3 eichler/senior "i feel safe knowing that the staff is armed.

Because i feel like in florida that could have helped."isabel do feel a lo more safer because there's a lot more protection and security."19 administrator carry concealed weapons on campuses in case an emergency ever were to happen- cerna "we're here to educate th kids of course.

But it is a paramount duty of this school district to keep our kids safe.

And it should be in every school district."bu that policy does not yet apply to teachers.

Cerna "that's th board's decision, it's not my decision.

But if we do expand they need to understand that they're going to be required to go through the same training we go through."just couple days ago- president trump proposed new school safety measures that would include measures that new school safety trump proposed ago- president just a couple days ago- president trump proposed new school safety measures that armed training for sarah sanders "we wil safe and secure just like and government district spends dollars a year to members.

Cerna "it would be reall dollars to support us in crystina lugo-local news.

Cerna is cerna is traveling to washington d-c this weekend where he is hoping to talk to education secretary betsy devos.

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