By Eyewitness News

The NYC School Safety Coalition held a news conference Friday following yet another day of gun violence near a public school.

The group said the City’s schools are facing a shortage of over 1,000 school security agents right now.

Five times in the past two days students in the nation’s largest public school system have been caught with guns, some of them loaded.

“And if they were not there this week, who would have found those guns? Not a guidance counselor, not a social worker, not a teacher,” NYC School Safety Coalition’s Mona Davids said.

The group criticized Mayor Bill de Blasio claiming he has been slowly advocating for less NYPD control and more control from the Department of Education.

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