Conor McGregor fights Dustin Poirier during UFC 264 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas July 10, 2021. (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

Conor McGregor, the UFC superstar, believes that the tragic shooting at The Covenant School in Tennessee could have been prevented if the building had been better protected, and that armed guards should be stationed at every American school. In a Twitter post, the 34-year-old father of three argued that armed protection is necessary in the wake of the recent tragedy.

He wrote, “I would like to see armed protection at each school.”

On Monday, 28-year-old shooter Audrey Hale entered The Covenant School and opened fire, killing three children and three adults. The shooter was eventually stopped by police, who also died at the scene. McGregor, who spends time in America and has children in school here said the shooting heavily effected him.

McGregor also revealed that he has armed guards present outside his own daughter’s school at all times said that the Covenant shooter would not have been able to damage to anyone at his daughters school.

“I have had my children at school here while stateside and have had my own armed guard present at the school. This was prior to the most recent school shooting also.”

“If she shot her way in to that school from the outside, my guard, who is tucked away, armed and unseen, would have seen her and taken her down. Saving those children’s lives. May God and his best people on this earth protect our children!” commented the star.

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