The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education voted unanimously Tuesday on a resolution that opposes arming classroom teachers in Massachusetts, arguing it could make schools “less safe.”

The resolution, which has no legal or regulatory power, is in direct opposition to calls from President Trump to bolster school defenses by giving guns to some K-12 teachers. The president’s controversial proposal came a week after the deadly school shooting in February in Parkland, Florida, and drew criticism from many educators and politicians.

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