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WATCH: MSNBC Contributor Claims Teachers Might Shoot Minorities If Allowed To Carry

MSNBC contributor Yamiche Alcindor claimed on Thursday that if teachers are allowed to carry firearms at school they might end up shooting minority students.

Alcindor’s remarks came in response to a report from The New York Times which claimed that education secretary Betsy DeVos was considering allowing states to use federal funding to purchase firearms for teachers who want to carry at school with the goal of helping prevent school shootings.

“Advocates are very worried about the racial impacts this will have,” Alcindor claimed. “If you start arming teachers, there are black and brown students being, who are being disciplined more than their white counterparts, you could then start seeing statistics where potentially black students are getting shot or in accidents when their teachers are trying to shoot or do gun safety measures.”

Alcindor further claimed that the NAACP and “other advocacy groups” believe that arming teachers is going to be a racial problem.