Virginia School Board Votes to Arm School Staff

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Virginia School Board Votes to Arm School Staff

U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- A school board in Lee County, Virginia voted to arm school staff. That makes 19 states with programs in place. Summertime is when most teachers and staff are available for training. Across the country, hundreds of school staff will take their first classes to become armed defenders. Others will take the advanced classes that are only available to staff who’ve been armed in school for the past year. Fortunately, preparations don’t stop there.

Armed staff can quickly stop a murderer in our schools.

Precious seconds can save the next victim from being injured. Stopping the murderer also allows school staff to treat the wounded until EMTs arrive. More good news is that we’ve seen a surge in school staff who want to learn emergency trauma care. While armed staff is controversial in some states, emergency medical treatment isn’t. Every school can have trauma care training in a month.

Have you asked your local school how many staff are trained and equipped to provide trauma care?

Virginia law makes it unnecessarily difficult to arms school staff. The Lee County sheriff had to designate selected school staff as “peace officers” so that they may carry on school grounds. That leaves most Virginia students unprotected.


Slow FactsAbout Rob Morse

The original article is here.  Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily, and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.

  • 10 thoughts on “Virginia School Board Votes to Arm School Staff

    1. I would prefer to have a teacher who loves and supports my children to be armed so that that they can at least have a chance to protect the kids and survive an attack. It’s not ideal, but it gives hem a fighting chance to survive. The folks behind the anti-gun movement do not want to arm folks in schools, it undermines their opportunity to capitalize on the death of our children. The political left is leveraging out children’s lives on these school attacks, and they are gaining support from it: THEY DO NOT WANT A SOLUTION TO THIS EPIDEMIC! In many ways they are sabotaging our ability to protect our children by creating gun-free-zones. It would be more ideal if we could get school marshals trained and into schools as has been proposed by the NRA’s National School Shield Program for years, but due to NRA’s proximity to the political right, the political left has pushed back against this practical and cost effective solution. The reality is this: it would cost $130.00-ish per student, per year to hire armed professionals in public schools, of the $11,000.00 per student, per year overall cost of public education. Obviously no one wants to part with this small percentage of funding to protect our kids. As tax payers and parents, you need to go to your school board and demand that they arm school admins, and if they cannot get a system into play temporarily until the US DOE can get armed security in schools you need to write your reps and call your local districts and demand it. Our kids are our most precious asset, they deserve to be protected. https://www.nationalschoolshield.org

    2. No, they voted to allow school staff to defend themselves and their students. They’re not arming the teachers.

      1. Right. Exactly what I came to find out. I knew hat would be the case. We as progunners need to get this correct as the anti gunners love to twist our words.

      1. Their little brains simply cannot grasp that a mentally deranged individual will not follow the law. And normal, law abiding people do follow the law and dont go around shooting people and our firearms dont go off by themselves.
        Thats all it takes for sanity to rule.

    3. They need to hire Retired L.E / Military officers,not teachers who have never shot a gun or held a gun,they have students all around them all day long,all it takes is 2 to 3 bad apples to knock her/him out and take the gun away and that will turn out really bad.

      1. Keep law enforcement out of it. They do not have the training or the intelligence required to do the job.

      2. Hey J Rod, you are not reading what is being advocated. We want to ALLOW CCW permit holders, who are already trained, to simply be allowed to carry in schools.

    4. Much better to arm the staff instead of having so-called resource officers. This way the people with the guns will have some intelligence.

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