That was my thought right after Beslan and I’ve held it ever since.
Good to see you B4. :)
Controlled access to the building.
Outer classroom walls (towards the hall, concrete or cement blocks).
Doors, SOLID CORE WOOD, with a wired glass safety pane and interior shutter door to cover it.
A very hefty bolt on the door, inside.
Absolute must have ---- intercom between office and classrooms. Possibly have a wireless mounted trouble station that dials 911 immediately.
First sign of trouble, teacher bolts door, shuts the shutter, and moves children to safest area in classroom away from door or hall walls.
One of our local school districts hired retired state troopers as armed guards. Plans were already underway to do so before Sandy Hook, but after Sandy Hook, those plans were implemented almost immediately. There were a few grumbles, but I hear most parents are now supportive.
You have an excellent idea. I hope people in your area will be sane enough to support it.
Good Idea. I hope the NRA establishes a training program for those who want to qualify and serve schools in this capacity.
To hell with Obama; he gets to keep his kids safe. We will do the same for ours.
All the retired guys I know have to work full time after their 20. They usually work until they get SS. I don’t know many 60+yo that want to volunteer to walk around a school.
The best bet is to put out a job notice to hire veterans for that job, with the idea that they would eventually do more at the school, for more money, as an armed staffer.
This would give the school maximum flexibility, in that he or she could then take over another staff job as the employee currently in that job left or retired, while they retained their armed guard status.