December 19th, 2012

Active shooters in schools: Should teachers be trained by police firearms instructors?


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Armed Teachers Are Empowered Teachers

Armed Teachers Are Empowered Teachers

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Should at least one teacher on every floor of every school in America be armed, trained, qualified, and ready/willing to end a deadly threat in their school?

Read entire article with embedded links here:

http://www.policeone.com/active-shooter/articles/6064989-Active-shooters-in-schools-Should-teachers-be-trained-by-police-firearms-instructors/

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From the article:

It is truly a dark day in America…

In the aftermath of this incident, there will undoubtedly be a lot of pressure put on politicians at every level to propose and pass more stringent gun-control laws. That’s inevitable, but in my opinion it’s also missing the mark on a much more important issue.

I’ve written extensively on the subject of arming campus cops, which to me should be a no-brainer. Incidents such as the tragedy today at Sandy Hook make me wonder if we need to go even further, by training, certifying, and arming American school teachers.

Every school in the nation conducts two or three fire drills per year, despite the fact that not one single child has died from a school fire anywhere in North America in well over a half a century.

Yet, we almost universally ignore the threat which really is claiming the lives of our kids — active shooters like some 20-year-old asshole whose name merits no mention in this space.

Given the budget strain on most police departments, and given the fact that even those agencies which have lots of money and lots of cops are scaling back deployment of SROs, do you think that at least one teacher on every floor of every school in America be armed, trained, annually qualified, and ready/willing to end a deadly threat in their school?

I think it merits serious consideration.

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2 Responses to “Active shooters in schools: Should teachers be trained by police firearms instructors?”

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    Larry Porter Says:

    An idea beyond arming teachers (although I believe that should also be done): There are enough conceal carry people to do this affectively and I believe volunteers would come running. How about asking such people to donate one day a week (or more if they wish) to guard one school in their district. These people are registered, trained and extremely responsible. I believe, like the air marshals on planes, just their presence would deter shooters. Afterall, the shooters, it is said, want the publicity and if they know they will die before they accomplish their goal, they won’t bother. Just a thought.

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    Billy Bingham Says:

    I Know That Not All Police Officers Are Bad Shots,But It Seemsd Like That Is The Only Ones You Hear About.Think That Should Be A Combination Of Police Training And Military Tactics.For Sometimes One Needs To Get as Was Said In A Movie,(you Need To Get Mad Dog Mean To Survive!)

    Billy

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