Well, at least we taxpayers are NOT paying for those 11 armed guards. I would like to see what the sentiment here at FR is for our paying for an armed guard at every school in the country. I think the cost has ranged from $6 billion to $26 billion a year.
for many years, the MacDonald’s in SE DC had armed guards but the school, not so much
At 26 billion a year @ 40,000 per cop that would come to about 65000 schools...are there really 65000 schools needing to be covered? Also, I think that many have advocated having trained volunteers, faculty and/or administration to take up arms. Cost would be negligible
But, whatever the cost, remember. “It's for the children”....
Surely you can imagine a way to avoid paying for NEW security personnel. My local school has had two State Troopers at the school since Newtown. No additional officers were hired to perform this function...resources were simply reallocated. The argument against funding new personnel is a strawman argument. Schools could even approve retirees with CCW to spend one day a week “visiting”, and arm willing staff.