What Trump's Education Secretary Pick Betsy DeVos Said About Guns in Schools

DeVos cited grizzly bears as a reason guns may have a place in some schools.

“I will refer back to Sen. Enzi and the school he was talking about in Wyoming. I think probably there, I would imagine that there is probably a gun in the school to protect from potential grizzlies,” DeVos said.

Murphy later took to Twitter to express outrage at DeVos’ answers regarding guns in schools, saying he was “shaken to the core” and “so should every American parent.”

When asked about Trump’s pledge to ban gun-free school zones, DeVos told lawmakers she would support him if he moves forward with the plan.

“If the question is around gun violence and the results of that, please know that my heart bleeds and is broken for those families that have lost any individual due to gun violence,” she added.

ABC News’ Nancy Hiegel and Jordyn Phelps contributed to this report.