I don’t agree with arming the teachers in our schools. They already have a job — to teach. I see a lot of Maine plates with a “V” on them, which means the driver is a veteran. They are already trained with firearms — perhaps they would entertain the idea of guarding schools.

Approximately 3,000 teenage students at Parkland High are growing up a lot faster than they should. They are being forced into responsibility before they should have to.

I don’t agree with raising the age to 21 to buy firearms either. Can’t you join the Army at 18? Why haven’t they brought that up?

The president of the NRA said they would voluntarily guard the schools.

These are two solutions that would protect kids and teachers. Let them grow up normally, if that’s possible.

Andre Beaudoin

Richmond