Florida governor: I disagree with Trump proposal to arm teachers

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) on Sunday said he doesn't support President TrumpDonald TrumpUkraine's president compares UN to 'a retired superhero' Collins to endorse LePage in Maine governor comeback bid Heller won't say if Biden won election MORE's proposal to arm teachers.

"I disagree with him," Scott said during an interview on "Fox News Sunday."

"I believe you have to focus on people that are well-trained, law enforcement that are trained to do this. I want to make sure we have significant law enforcement presence on top of hardening the schools."


Scott mentioned metal detectors, bulletproof glass and better perimeter fencing as options that could make schools safer.

His comments come after 17 people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a Florida high school.

After the shooting, students have become vocal advocates for gun control, demanding that lawmakers act to prevent future school shootings.

Trump in recent days has been doubling down on his position that trained teachers should be armed to protect students.

The president floated the idea of arming teachers during a "listening session" in the White House this week with survivors of the Florida shooting. 

In an interview with Fox News Saturday night, Trump said "gun-free" zones only serve to help attackers.

"If they go into a school, a gun-free zone is like target practice for these guys. They see that and that's what they want. Gun-free zones are very dangerous. The bad guys love gun-free zones," he said.