It’s a burning question in the wake of the latest mass shooting: why don’t schools have trained, armed security guards?
While some schools do have one resource officer, many schools lack even unarmed security personnel. Such glaring security failures, so force us to ask, “why don’t we have more trained security at our schools?”
If you look closely at our society we have security everywhere: banks, sporting venues, courthouses, and obviously police stations. When these horrible acts of violence pop up, why is there no security around?
Some will point to gun-free zones while others will point to lack of funds or any other reason. In the cases of providing security for our children shouldn’t we be doing everything we can to protect them while at school? One country took a new stance on combating violence.
“Israeli schools, by law, must post armed guards to check anyone who enters the school. These guards engage threats, and they work at the school every day. There is only one entrance into each school, and everyone who enters the school must pass through one entrance. Israel has diminished their school shootings. It looks like this works.”
It’s been proven that mere knowledge of armed security is an increased deterrent to a potential attacker.
So why do we instead create more gun-free zones and enact even more laws only banning law abiding citizens from owning firearms? While lawmakers fight over the ultimate solution to end acts of violence, especially targeted at our schools, why don’t we do the sensible thing and beef up security to protect our children?