Arming School Staff - Pros and Cons

By John Honovich, Published Dec 21, 2012, 07:00pm EST (Info+)

This may be one of the most controversial security propositions ever. Many experts argue that arming school staff is vital in responding and mitigating active shooters yet many others feel that is insane, idiotic and crazy. And now, the NRA has endorsed this approach. We believe a strong case can be made for both sides and that the strengths and weaknesses should be carefully analyzed.

Let’s first look at the benefits and rational for arming school staff.

Speed ** ********* **. ***** ** ****** ********

*** *** ******* ** **** *** average ******* ******** ******* ****** *** average *** *********** *** *******, ** a***** *****:

"*** ******* ******** ** ****** ******* incidents ** ************ ** ****** ********* within *** ****** ****** ** **.* minutes. ** ********, *** ******* ******** time ** ****** *** ***** *** enforcement ** ***** ********* ** ** minutes."

** ******** ** **** **********, **** needs ** ** ********. ***** *********** options *****:

  • ****** ******* ** *** ********** ****** sooner: **** ** **** – *** soon *** *** **** ***** **** shoot - *** **** ** *** had * ***** ******* ******** *** would ******** *** *** **** **** an ********** ****** ** ****.
  • ***** ****** ** **** ********** **** time ** ******: ***** *** **** options **** ** ********** ****** ******** with ********** *********, ********* *****, ***. but ******* ************* *********** ******* ** be ***** **** *******, **** ******** may **** ***** * ******* *** a *** ******* (*.*., *** ****** gunmen **** ******* *** ***** ****).
  • *** ********** ** **** *******:  *********** delays *** ******** ************* ** * third ***** *** ****** **** ********** and ******** * ********* *** ***** be ***** ****. ** *** *** someone ** ****, ******* ** ********** in ** *******, **** *** ****** respond ** * ** * ******* ************* ********** *** *********** ** intercepting ****** **** **** **** ******.

Closing *** **** ***

**-**** ******** ******** **** ****** ****** staff **** ** ********** ***********. **** the *********** ** ******* **** ******** security *******, ** ***** ****** ** significantly ******* *** ‘****** / ***** / ********’ ********.

Cost ** **************

** ********** **-**** ********, *** **** options *** *********, **** *** ** which ** ****** ********** *** **** schools:

  • ******** * *** ******/******** **** *********** training *** ******* *** ** ****** responsible *** ******* **** **** *******.  However, *** ****** **** **** ***** reach ~$***,*** – * *** **** is ********** ** **** *** **** to *********** ***** *** ************* **** each ******** **.
  • *** ***** *********** ** ** ‘*******’ existing ****** ***** ** *** **** responsibility. *** ******** **** ** **** is * ******** ** ****** * new ********* ***** ** **** ** a ******** ** ************* ********** ******** systems ***** ****** ******* ** ********* a *******.

**** *********** – *** **** ****** option ** ******** ********* **** *** extreme **** ************* – ***** **** a **** ********* ****** ** ********.

Risks ** ********

** *** ***** ****, ***** *** obviously *********** ***** ** *** ********:

  • ****** ** *******: *** ****** ******* may *** **** *** ***** ********* that *** ***** ****** ** *******. For ********, ****** *** ****** ******* be ******* ** *** **** ** break ** * ******* ***** ** to ******** * *********** *******?
  • **************** ** *******: *** ******* *** be **** ** ******, ******* ** causalities ** **** ***** **** ******* school *****.
  • ****** ** ********: **** ** *** weapon ** **** **** **** ******* shooters, **** ***** *********** *** ******** at ******* ****, ** *** ********* misfires ** * ******* **** ** the ***.
  • ****** ** *********: **** ** *** responder ** ******* *** **** ** confront *** *******, *** ********* ‘*********’ will **** **? *** **** ******* or **** * ******* *** ** likely ****** ******* *** ********** **** powerful ********?

*** ************** *** ******** ** *** danger ** ****** *** ************* ****** female ****** ******* ****** ** ***** it *** ******* * ******. ** it ****** ******** ** ********* ** have ***** ************ ******* ‘******* ****’?

Potential ********

*** **** ********* ******** ** ** have * **** ***** ****** ** vetted ****** ********* **** ********* ***** experience (********, *** ***********, ***.) ** be *****. *** ********, **** ****** schools **** ** **** ****** ******** officers **** *** ********* ** ******** but **** ***** ***-****** ******* ***** (taser, ***.). ***** ***** ** ***** candidates ** *******.  **********, **** ** the **** ********** **** ***** *** need *** **** ** **** **** of ****** ***** ***** – **** enough **** ******* ***** ******* ****** the ***** *** *******.

Objections ** *** *************

**** **** **** *********** ************ ****** given *** **** ** **** ******* these ******* ** *** ***** *****. They ******* **** *** **** **** solution ** ** ****** *** ****** of *****, *** ******** ** ** arming **** ******.

******* *** **** **** **** ******** is ******* ******* *** *******, *******, that **** *** **** ******** ************* in *** ***** ***** *** **** the **** ********* ********* ** ******** protection ***********.

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********** *** *********** ** ****** ***** crazy ****** *** **** *********** ******** inherent. ** ** ********** ******** ** have ** ***** ********* ********* *** shooter ** **** ** ********. ** that ***, ****** ****** ***** ***** this ****. ** *** ***** ****, huge ***** ***** ** ***** ** with *** ********* *** *** **** ongoing ********.

*******, ***** *** **** ********** ** future *******, **** ******* ****, *** likely ******, **** ******* ************* ** an *********, ******* ********** **** ** arm * ******* ****** ** ****** staff ** ** ** *** **** direct *** **** *********** ******** ** save ***** ****** ***** *******.

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