All teachers should be armed, says Florida Sheriff.
Calling 911 doesn’t stop the killing because the shooter is already on school property and it only takes two to five minutes to cause a bloodbath, says Polk County lawman Grady Judd.
The latest school shooter, Nikolas Cruz, slaughtered 17 people in Broward County in three minutes. Add on the average police response time of five minutes or more, and it’s too late, he added.
“We’ve got to have specially trained people with concealed firearms that can run to the threat and protect our children.”
In Texas, the Argyle Independent School District has trained and armed its staff since January of 2014, following the carnage at Sandy Hook in Connecticut.
Schools in Colorado are now providing their teachers with concealed firearms, and also instructing them in hand-to-hand combat and medical triage.
There are 18 school districts across America that currently arm their teachers, and schools in many parts of the country are open to the policy.
The presence of an armed resource officer on school property is not a sufficient deterrent, Judd noted. The latest target, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, had an armed resource officer that Cruz easily slipped by before opening fire.