“Keep the Feds out of this, should be a state matter and even down to the county and school board level.”
I agree. Allow qualified volunteer citizens and/or qualified volunteer staff to perform security. Do not turn this important function over to the feds.
And I totally agree with you.
Anytime the Feds get involved you have strings attached.
The first thing they would do is stop the *qualified* part you mentioned.
Anything the Feds touch goes to crap and becomes a joke, quickly.
I know the sheriff in my parish (county) would be happy to train volunteers and deputize them.
Would those volunteers be liable if something bad happens?