"Previously it hadn't been", said Ms. Sayre, who teaches advanced-placement language, remedial reading and public speaking, in a phone interview from Cincinnati.
Heinrich, emotional and holding back tears told reporters, "I called my wife".
The governor stopped short, however, of endorsing a ban on assault weapons - a demand of numerous teenagers who survived the shooting at Stoneman Douglas that left 14 of their classmates and three staff dead.
The president's remarks were echoed in conservative circles, including former House speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who said: "I think it makes flawless sense that if teachers want to exercise their right to keep and bear arms, that will only make schools safer".
Scott proposed a $450 million initiative for student safety, calling for the presence of a resource officer in every public school and giving sheriffs' departments the power "to train additional school personnel or reserve law enforcement officers" if local school boards ask.
Kai Koerber, a student at Stoneman Douglas who was there the day of the shooting, called the plan "a step in the right direction". Trump didn't mention that measure today, instead focusing on school safety and background checks meant to target people with mental illnesses.
"Since I started this two days ago, a lot of people that were totally opposed to it are now agreeing", he said.
The rest of the Stoneman Douglas baseball team and the school's softball team spent time with the Miami Marlins before their game against the St. Louis Cardinals.
He called for the institution of what he termed a "violent threat restraining order" - similar versions of which are in place in some states. And we should note conservatives themselves use such people to advocate for their agenda whenever possible - to take just one example, you might remember the 2016 Republican convention featured appearances by the mother of one of the soldiers killed at Benghazi and the parents of people killed by immigrants.
In Minneapolis Fox 9 has been broadcasting video footage of high school students from the school district in a procession down city streets toward City Hall.
Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said some teachers and staff met for breakfast before returning Friday to the high school, where therapy dogs and other counseling services were available. Breaking with Mr Scott, legislators backed allowing trained and certified teachers to carry firearms on campus.
But it was given fresh life in the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, when Donald Trump indicated that teachers with side arms would somehow provide a magic bullet to deter future killers: "You won't have these shootings because these people are cowards".
New Jersey students from Southern Regional High School walked out of class and staged a rally on the campus lawn. The deputy, Scot Peterson, resigned after an internal investigation found he failed to go inside and confront the shooter, the Broward sheriff said on Thursday. Still, it wouldn't be until hours later, when her family was safely home and the shooter in custody, that the full effect of what had happened set in. "We don't want to be, and would never have the expertise needed to be, sharp shooters; no amount of training can prepare an armed teacher to go up against an AR-15". All three plans would ban the sale of bump stocks. On Thursday, Israel said he was "sick to his stomach at the news and that Peterson was being placed on leave".
Trump weighed in Friday, saying Peterson was either a "coward" or "didn't react properly under pressure".