Should there be armed personnel on school campuses to stop would be shooters and if so, who should they be?
Gun control advocates say schools should be totally gun free but if anyone is needed to carry a gun on campus, it should be a trained and armed professional such as a police or resource officer. They still contend that schools should wait for law enforcement to arrive.
People who understand the real situation understand that many schools cannot afford to pay for an armed guard which makes it necessary to train and arm teachers and faculty.
What happened at a high school in Illinois today proved just how having someone trained and armed on campus can save lives.
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(The Daily Wire) – On Tuesday, a school resource officer at Dixon High School in Dixon, Illinois, shot an armed 19-year-old former student after he opened fire on the officer in the high school gym, where seniors were gathered for graduation practice.
“A 19-year-old former Dixon High student is in custody with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the shoulder after bringing a gun to the school this morning,” Sauk Valley reports.
According to Sheriff John Simonton, school resource officer Mark Dallas confronted the shooter in the high school gym, where the students were gathered for graduation practice, at around 8 a.m., and returned fire after being fired upon. WGN-TV reports that the suspect fired multiple rounds…
What if Dixon High School could not afford to pay for an armed resource officer? That’s why it’s important to properly train and arm multiple teachers and staff. The more trained and armed staff on campus, the greater the chance of stopping a shooter sooner and saving lives but for some reason, liberals are not smart enough to understand this.