UPDATE: The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun….this is the real world folks, a licensed and armed security guard would make a difference at schools and at the very least would be a deterrent to violence and make the perp think twice. I know this for a fact as I am also a licensed armed security officer and have passed shooting range live fire tests and 68 hours of intensive classroom instruction at Derek Jones Security & Firearm Academy Sarasota Fl. In 2004 Derek Jones became licensed in armed and unarmed security. He has experience in executive, corporate, celebrity, and personal protection. Hostile Terminations is another environment in which he’s experienced. Derek Jones Security & Firearm can assist in preparing and implementing prevention strategies tailored to your specific situation.
SARASOTA HERLAD TRIBUNE: The National Rifle Association’s suggestion Friday that schools employ more armed guards in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shooting evoked mixed reactions among school board members in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Some were strongly supportive and others very much opposed.
Sarasota County School Board member Frank Kovach said he wants more armed security at schools. “I think for the peace of mind of the parents and the taxpayers, it’s probably something we ought to look at,” Kovach said. “There will definitely be a discussion. I think it needs to be a priority. We live in a different age from when I went to school.”
Sarasota County has resource officers at middle schools and high schools but not elementary schools. Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight said Friday that security guards might be a more affordable option, but he is willing to consider more deputies. “If the school district believes that’s what they want to secure their schools, we’ll certainly engage in that conversation,” Knight said.
Why Aren’t Armed Security Guards Available To Protect Elementary Schools Like Sandy Hook, One Guy Would Make A Difference. Why did mass murderer like Adam Lanza, who has a high IQ and is a gamer and a loner, choose his targets and kill Innocent children who he had no previous contact with. Was it the infusion of violent video games were you kill hundreds of your enemy and earn points that influenced goofball Adam Lanza in his bizarre world. Why was the target unprotected, don’t we deserve to go to send our children to school and not have to worry about some crazed wack job shooting up the place?
Adam Lanza the unhinged gunman who slaughtered 26 children and adults at Sandy Hook elementary school arrived with guns blazing — blasting his way into the building, according to Connecticut State police. “He was not voluntarily let into the school at all,” Connecticut State Police Lt. Paul Vance said at a Saturday morning press conference outside Sandy Hook Elementary School, where Adam Lanza unleashed one of the worst massacres in US history before committing suicide. “He forced his way into the school.”
The first line of defense for schools and movie theaters and malls and just about every other place where large groups of people and children congregate should be armed Security Guards with radios who could confront suspicious people and contact Law Enforcement immediately on the OUTSIDE of the building, before the perp gets into the building.
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota Fl at www.wbipi.com