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Public schools hold civic duty to boost firearm training

Public schools hold civic duty to boost firearm training

by Laura Carno

Most Americans, regardless of which side of the political aisle they are on, agree that one of the primary roles of a government is to ensure public safety. From national defense to protection of our civil rights, there lies a proper role for the government.

What then, is the government’s role in protecting children in the school system? Schools in 33 states are bound by state laws to produce and file school safety plans. Many schools that can afford them have School Resource Officers (SROs) who are members of local law enforcement. They patrol the halls, and interact with students. These SROs are prepared to defend their students if the unthinkable, which has become an all-too-regular occurrence, takes place.

Read the whole article originally published in The Hill on July 11, 2017.

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