MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire school superintendent is skeptical about the National Rifle Association’s idea to put armed security personnel in every school as a bulwark against gun violence.

A week after the Connecticut school massacre that riveted the nation’s attention to gun violence and school safety issues, the NRA came out with its armed guard proposal.

Manchester Schools Superintendent Tom Brennan tells WMUR-TV that it’s time to think about other options, rather than suggesting more guns in school. Brennan says educators he’s spoken to don’t have much of an appetite for armed guards in the classroom or for teachers to be armed themselves.

But some parents said that the idea has merit if it will improve safety in the schools.

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