Barron Trump's school slams Donald's plan to arm teachers

Barron Trump's school has signed an open letter calling on his father, US President Donald Trump, to reverse his plan to arm teachers.

St Andrew's Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland, is attended by Barron, the youngest son of President Trump. The letter was signed by over 100 schools.

It comes in the wake of the mass shooting that took 17 lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in South Florida.

Afterwards, President Trump called for teachers to be armed as a way of combating school shootings and sending veterans into schools to stop shooters.

But his ideas are being resisted by educators and gun-control advocates.

"We urge our president, our Congress, and our state leaders to enact specific, rigorous measures to reduce gun violence in our society, particularly in our schools," the letter read, which was published in The Baltimore Sun.

"What we do not need is to arm our teachers with guns, which is dangerous and antithetical to our profession as educators."