NBC Asks: 'If I Answer the Wrong Question, Is My Teacher Going to Shoot Me?'

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<p>During a panel discussion on Thursday's NBC <em>Today</em> about some school districts arming teachers to defend against mass shootings, fill-in co-host Carson Daly teed up New Jersey American Federation of Teachers president Donna Chiera to slam the idea: "Donna, you're a teacher. What's the impact – what do you think the impact would be on a child if they knew their teacher was carrying a gun?"<br /><br />Chiera launched into a bizarre rant: <strong>"I would hate for students to say, 'Oh, my goodness, if I answer the wrong question, is my teacher going to shoot me? If I make my teacher angry, is my teacher going to shoot me?'"</strong> Rather than reject such an absurd notion, Daly soberly wondered: "Do you think they would they make that connection?" News reader Natalie Morales and weatherman Al Roker also maintained straight faces following the outrageous commentary. </p><p><em>More in the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2013/08/01/nbc-asks-if-i-answ…; target="_blank">cross-post</a> on the MRC's NewsBusters blog. </em></p>

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