We live in an imperfect world. If an armed defense is good enough for Florida legislators, then it is good enough for our children too.
Protecting innocent people is serious business. Smart men and women gave it a lot of thought. Here are two stories about protecting our schools and churches…or not.
The safety review panel issued a draft report on the Parkland High School attack. Here are my notes and preliminary comments.
I sat in on a training course for school teachers. School staff learned to be armed first responders. For these Colorado school teachers, school safety is personal and real.
I’ve noticed a series of unexpected pleasant surprises after the last election. You made our schools safer. You made our churches safer. Times changed, and you made the world better in new ways.
I watched a class of volunteer school staff learn to stop an armed attack. They learned how to treat the injured until help arrives at their school. We need more of these trained teachers.
I was fortunate to be able to attend a three-day Faculty/Administrator Safety Training & Emergency Response (FASTER) class in August 2018. Here is an introduction to the life-saving training.
Our major news networks have not signed up to the new media guidelines. Companies like ABC, MSNBC, PBS, NPR, CBS, and CNN have not signed on to any of the efforts to stop celebrity violence.
Parents, school staff, and law enforcement officers are working together. They are slowly solving the complex and interrelated issues of protecting our students from armed murderers in our schools.
School is about to start. Does your local school have trained first responders? The answer changes every day.
I watched two dozen school staff train to save lives in a medical emergency. This is what they overcame.
Arming teachers is more than a theory. Armed school staff are now a well-worn reality. We’ve trained over a thousand teachers and have over a thousand man-years of experience with armed school staff.
Our distorted childhood memories are one of the largest issues we face when we talk about arming school staff.
Solid facts are rare in the ocean of opinion about arming teachers. I asked the best sources I could find if school staff should be armed to protect our students. Their answer was clear.
A school board in Lee County, Virginia voted to arm school staff. That makes 19 states with programs in place. Virginia law makes it unnecessarily difficult to arms school staff.
I have not seen solid news reports about mass murders at our schools. We need to know how to protect our students. What can we do before and after a murder comes to school?
Mass murderers kill our kids for simple reasons. Mass murder of innocents gives the murderer a powerful reward. Yes, murder pays. How many mass murders could you buy with $2 billion in publicity?
School districts in three more states announced that they would arm school staff. The map keeps changing as more and more districts adopt a policy to allow some teachers and staff to go armed.
Socialists decided to push gun control. That didn’t turn out quite the way they planned. Our culture is changing faster than our politicians can follow..and faster than the media can spin a story.
Can teachers protect our students? I wondered that myself. First, I looked up the numbers. We would expect the average armed teacher to do very well at protecting our students.
How safe are our schools? Are they growing safer? You would think those simple questions would be well covered by the mainstream media. For a moment, let’s try to understand rather than inflame.
Which states allow school staff to be armed? The answer changes day to day. The recent murders in Florida left many of us wondering if we could do something to help protect our students..
Defending our students is a serious issue. It deserves more thought than a sound bite or a tweet. Too often, politics is driven by emotion and appearance. Let’s separate fact from fiction.
When violence comes to school despite the many layers of things we’ve done to prevent it. That leaves school staff as the last responders…
We know many things that will protect our students. We’re already doing some of them, but sometimes these precautions fail. Armed teachers are a last resort, and they are essential.