Guns have a role in school safety. Guns along with fire extinguishers, fire alarms, visitor screening, secure classroom doors, perimeter fences, motion detectors and camera monitors should be part of school safety programs. Together local school boards, local and state law enforcement agencies should develop protection policies, equipment standards and operational procedures for rapid response to school threats and attacks. The federal government has no role except to provide encouragement and possible financial support.
Summary on School Safety:
- School faculty and staff who wish to participate in school safety and defense can be certified after firearm use/defense training and background checks by law enforcement officials.
- Deputize the certified school faculties and staffs.
- Make handguns available to qualified faculty and staff part of school safety program.
- Enclose a handgun in a locked wall safe near each fire extinguisher and alarm in classrooms and hallways.
- Open handgun safes only by finger print and/or face recognition of certified school safety and defense faculty and staff.
- Give an annual bonus to each school safety and defense faculty and staff upon renewal of certification.
- Guns are not carried on school campus.