“I think we can’t just sit and wait and hope for things to get better,” the former GOP presidential candidate said, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. “It is wrong and unacceptable for children in our schools to fear for their lives.”

“We must take action to prevent this again,” he said. He suggested he would support improving a federal database for firearms background checks, according to the Tribune.

However, he said most reform should happen at the state and local level rather than federal. As possible solutions, he named increased law enforcement resources and better facility security, according to the Tribune.