Twenty-three schools and 14,000 students just watched their government officials put their money where their mouth is.
Could it be these lawmakers actually believe our kids deserve just as much protection as politicians and museums? Huh. Imagine that.
In a day and age where so many politicians are demonizing the gun, North Carolina went the other direction.
They threw their support behind the “good guy with a gun”. And why shouldn’t they?
It’s exactly the system that SHOULD have protected those helpless students in Florida, and it IS the system that saved lives in Maryland.
In Henderson County, where 14,000 students are part of the school system, officials said people with law enforcement or military backgrounds will serve at all 23 schools starting in the 2018-19 school year. School board chairwoman Amy Lynn Holt stated, “Henderson County has always been a sleepy little town. We’ve not felt like we’re threatened here. Well, we have to start acting like we’re threatened.”
Unlike the neighboring counties, that rely on volunteers, Henderson County is hiring armed security.
Henderson County Sheriff Charles McDonald said it would be difficult to find enough volunteers “to be able to hold the kind of standards that we want,” adding that the armed security guards won’t be sworn law enforcement officers, but still have to be vetted the way deputies are, as well as go through psychological testing.
They want to let the security provide security so that teachers can be free to teach.
Finally — someone who’s looking for effective solutions. Maybe not everyone has checked their, uh, intestinal fortitude, at the door.
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Everyone does that.
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