11 School Officials in Washington Will be Carrying When School Resumes in the Fall
Officials in one Washington County aren’t taking the problem of school shootings sitting down.
According to media reports, as many as 11 school officials will obtain concealed carry permits and undergo 16 hours of active shooter training which included shoot, don’t shoot scenarios.
The decision to arm officials is in line with the suggestion of the NRA to put more “good guys with guns” into schools to protect our children.
These “good guys with guns” can be in the form of armed resource officers, armed private security, or as above, armed staff members.
As we’ve seen in several recent shooting attempts, having someone on scene to fight back against suspects is the most effective way to prevent and end mass shootings.
According to Fox News,
When school resumes in the fall in the Toppenish School District, some administrators will be armed for an added level of security.
The Yakima Herald-Republic reports (http://bit.ly/1ke8JoX) that 11 principals, vice principals and administrators, including Supt. John Cerna, have volunteered under a program approved following the school shooting at Sandy Hook, Connecticut in December 2012.