Posted January 22, 2019 5:00 pm by Comments

By Tom Knighton

For almost a year now, school safety has been a major topic of discussion. Throughout the country, people have looked at how they can prevent another tragedy like what happened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and I can’t say that I blame them.

The discussion has ranged far and wide, but far too many of the suggestions have turned out to be security theater. They’re little more than something to allow students and faculty feel like something has been done to make them safer, without actually doing much of anything to make them safer.

Take this example.

Monday morning, staff at Pratt schools learned how to use a new system to help protect students in the event of an active shooter.

The system, called Safe Defend is an instant alert system aimed at armed intruders.

“Getting law enforcement there quicker is the number one thing that we can do to protect our students, faculty and staff,” says Douglas Paris who provided Monday’s training in Pratt.

No, it’s not. The number one thing you can do to protect your students, faculty, and staff is to have someone with a gun present to engage the shooter. In the worst case scenario, one where the …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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