CMS: Teachers don't want to be armed; police, parents, students don't want guns on campuses

Charlotte Mecklenburg schools released a statement Tuesday night stating that the school system is against arming teachers.

The topic has been heavily debated in the weeks following the Parkland school shooting that left 17 people dead. 

"Teachers do not want to be armed, parents and students do not want guns in their classrooms and police officers do not want more guns on school campuses," CMS said in a tweet. 

CMS says they took the opinions of educators, parents and students into account when considering the decision.

You can read the full statement below, or view it by clicking here

"CMS joins districts and teachers in North Carolina and across the nation in strong opposition to arming teachers in classrooms. The voices of the vast majority of educators, families and law enforcement officials have been heard - teachers do not want to be armed, parents and students do not want guns in their classrooms and police officers do not want more guns on school campuses. CMS has strengthened security measures in schools across the district and will make further recommendations to increase safety and security through the upcoming budget process."