Ex-WWE wrestler calls for more counseling to prevent school shootings

Former WWE wrestler and Republican Nevada state Senate candidate Dan Rodimer called for more counseling in schools to prevent school shootings in an interview that aired Tuesday on Hill.TV's "Rising." 

"We don't have the counselors. In Nevada, we have one counselor for 250 kids. The average is one per 150 kids," Rodimer, who lost his Nevada state Senate bid in the Republican primary this year, told Hill.TV's Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton earlier this month in an interview on "Rising." 

"I want a resource officer in every school, and I want a counselor in every school. Those are the two things we need the most. We need to work from the inside out," he continued. 

"You have teachers that need to learn how to counsel better. You're a fresh teacher. You come right out of school. You're excited, you want to teach, but they haven't taught you really the counseling side. How do you talk to these kids? How do you break down the emotional intelligence side of it," he said. 

Rodimer and his wife, Sarah, both Republicans, are advocates for school safety. 

The former wrestler has said he opposes gun control measures. 

“If you start putting regulations on guns, it’s just going to open the door to do more and more regulations," he said earlier this year, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

His comments came months after a shooter opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., killing 17 people. 

Since Rodimer's interview with "Rising," mass shootings have taken place at a synagogue in Pittsburgh and a bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif. 

— Julia Manchester