Ranking Member Scott: “Outrageous” That Secretary DeVos Will Allow Federal Education Funds to be Spent on Guns

WASHINGTON – Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) released the following statement in response to a letter from Secretary Betsy DeVos that stated the Department of Education will allow schools to use taxpayer money to arm teachers.

“Arming teachers will recklessly endanger both students and educators. It is outrageous that Secretary DeVos will allow federal education funds to be spent putting guns in the classroom. If Secretary DeVos refuses to adhere to congressional intent and the administration’s own policy regarding the purchase of firearms for school security, Congress must make clear that no taxpayer money can be used to arm America’s teachers.” 

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