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.
We don’t need to guess. We already know how armed teachers behave. We have armed teachers in schools today and have collected several thousand man-years of experience. This is what we know.
We’re serious about school safety. Lots of us saw through the media spin. We looked past the click-bait headlines and focused on the truth. Here are several pieces of the answer.
Preventive measures, including hardening the school building, mindset training, trauma casualty care training, and armed defense will all save lives.
We can stop murderers from killing our kids in school, but it isn’t easy. Florida politicians will propose more ink on paper. Expect more blood on the floor.
Some people move toward an accident and try to ease the suffering. Others back away and don’t want to get involved. They want to “leave it to the experts” and make it illegal for you to give aid.
To effectively stop the bleeding in a mass-shooting attack, the first step is to stop the cause of the bleeding – Stoping the Attacker!
Gun-free zones are getting us killed. Author Chris Bird looks at our violent past in his new book “Surviving a Mass Killer Rampage”. Now we know what to do, and this time the good guys can win.
Children die in their schools while politicians trade talking points and campaign promises about school safety. Here is a program that really keeps our children safe.
President Obama’s children are protected at school by men with guns. Some Democrat politicians said our children should be left unprotected. He is wrong. Our children are worth protecting.