Using the hashtag #ArmMeWith, the teachers have requested time, resources, books, art supplies, respect and reasonable gun laws to help them deal with the crisis of gun violence in schools and get on with their job of educating children.
He says the district needs the guardian program to keep students safe because Cooke County is so large (it's nearly 900 square miles and runs from just north of Dallas to the Oklahoma state line) it could take sheriff's deputies several minutes to respond to something like a shooting at the school.
The administration, he said is going to be very strong on background checks.
He repeated the idea in tweets the next day, saying, "20% of teachers, a lot, would now be able to. immediately fire back if a savage sicko came to a school with bad intentions".
The White House has yet to offer a complete plan to address school violence amid the public outcry sparked by the Florida shooting, including addressing who would bear the financial cost.
"The notion that my kids are going to school with teachers that are armed with a weapon is not something I'm comfortable with", Rubio said. "Cmon. We should not be sending this message out that we have to strap guns on to protect ourselves".
"I think there is a better solution if we logically pass legislation that is what I call gun safety, not gun control", said Hernando County School Board member Susan Duval.
Basking in the glow of some of his most hard-core supporters, Trump argued that his administration has kept his campaign promises, boasting as he often does that he "had the most successful first year in the history of the presidency". "Me and my friends, we get scared when a auto drives by anywhere".
Trump heard testimonies from students Jonathan Blank and Julia Cordover, who told him they were "lucky" to have returned home from school and that they were convinced he would "do the right thing".
"And if you know how to handle it, if you know what you're doing, and if you start to practice your mindset and start to visualize, 'OK, where would I go in my school?"
Trump endorses stricter gun control, calls for some teachers to carry guns
The US Congress has always been deadlocked on the gun debate, accomplishing nothing despite a spate of mass shootings and polls showing that Americans support stricter gun laws by a two-to-one margin.
"Can we protect so much with armed security, while we drop our kids off at school, that are so-called gun-free zones, that are wide-open targets for any insane madman bent on evil to come there first?"
While a moment of silence was held to honour the 17 people killed at a Florida high school, CPAC's attendees or speakers did not shy away from the issue.
"I want my schools protected just like I want my banks protected", he said.
"I don't believe teachers should be armed".
Several leaders said lawmakers should make it more hard to get guns, rather than looking to arm educators.
Elites want to "eliminate our firearms freedoms and eradicate all the individual freedoms", he said.
Both say carrying a gun in school is a matter of personal preference. Students and parents from the Washington area also were present. Those include measures to expand federal background checks, allow authorities to issue emergency orders to take guns from people identified as a threat to themselves or others, and raise the minimum age for rifle purchases to 21.
President Donald Trump is telling conservative activists that he's proven he's one of them.