Canadian parents say they won’t allow their children to bring guns to classrooms if they’re teaching their children.
In a letter posted to the website of Pearson Education, parents said they don’t want their children attending classes in their homes.
“You’re supposed to be at home.
You’re not allowed to bring a weapon into your home unless you have an adult supervision or guardian present,” the letter reads.
The letter also warns parents to ensure their children are wearing their seat belts and to have a “firm grip on the seat belt at all times.”
“If you do not, the risk is too great,” it reads.
A spokesperson for the Department of Education told CBC News that the letter is “misleading.”
“Parents have the right to ensure that their children’s education is safe and balanced and that they are not exposed to any risk to their safety, while they are at home,” the spokesperson said in an email.
“In Canada, guns are illegal and are prohibited in all classrooms, schools and residential facilities.
We have been working closely with the Canadian government to update our laws to better reflect current gun laws and will continue to do so.”
A spokesperson with the RCMP told CBC that firearms are “not a part of our curriculum” and are only allowed in certain “specialized classrooms” for “safety reasons.”
A spokesman for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said the organization “does not discuss any type of firearms.”CBC News reached out to the Royal British Columbia Police, but has not received a response.