By Tom Knighton
While the failure of the school resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida is sometimes held up as “proof” that school resources won’t help school shootings, there are other examples that show that they do. Take the Grand Mills High School shooting as an example.
The fact of the matter is that if you’re faced with an armed individual seeking to murder school children, you need someone with a gun on the premises to meet that threat or else nothing is going to happen.
Yet Baltimore city school resource officers are disarmed. That’s right, these police officers aren’t permitted to carry guns on campus at all.
Then, to make matters worse, the school board just voted to keep them that way.
The Baltimore City school board has voted unanimously to oppose a measure that would have allowed school police officers to carry weapons during the day.
The school board’s vote effectively kills HB31, which would have overturned a previous prohibition on school police officers carrying guns in schools.
State Del. Cheryl D. Glenn, a Democrat who sponsored the bill, said she would be withdrawing the proposed legislation from the General Assembly.
Source:: Bearing Arms