After the shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School some states took action and passed legislation that allows armed security personnel to protect campuses. While some college campuses in other states are trying to take away firearms from police officers, yes police officers, One school is taking a completely different approach. The Manatee School for the arts in Palmetto Florida went above and beyond the states requirements hired two combat veterans to comply with that legislation that required schools to have at minimum one officer. Both will be armed with a glock pistol, body armor, and a semi automatic rifle.
Its about time we see someone with some common sense.
“We’re not looking for a fair fight,” Jones said of potential active shooter situations. “We’re looking at an overwhelming advantage.”
One of the veterans has 15 years of infantry experience. The principal wanted combat vets who could reacted accordingly underfire!
“Assault rifles, whether you are for them or against them, are prolific in our society,” Chief Scott Tyler said in December to the Herald-Tribune. “So why would we not want the school guardian to have parity with that potential threat?”
While the school safety officer may be an employee of a law enforcement agency, they can also be hired by the district or be an existing school employee, both of which must undergo required training to be able to work as a school guardian the Tribunist writes. Both of the veterans received training from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Department, ensuring they meet the state’s requirements for the positions.