Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $85,535
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 97%!! Less than $2.5k to go!! We can do this. Thank you all very much! God bless.

Keyword: schoolsecurity

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Texas Governor Unveils Plan for 'Armed Veterans' in Schools...

    06/01/2018 8:42:15 AM PDT · by caww · 38 replies
    BretiBart ^ | 1/01/2018 | Awr Hawkins
    Details are set forth in the School and Firearm Safety Action Plan, released May 30, 2018. Abbott’s plan also focuses on the use of retired police officers and 'employing veterans' to serve as armed patrols in Texas schools: Texas public schools are permitted to hire any person who is a licensed peace officer to provide campus security. Texas retired and off-duty peace officers already have extensive firearms and emergency response training, and many would be willing and able to protect Texas campuses. Texas should authorize schools to prioritize recruitment and hiring of such personnel to protect their campuses and their...
  • Judge dismisses lawsuit of “Clock Boy” Ahmed Mohamed’s dad with prejudice

    03/21/2018 10:22:44 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 36 replies
    The Gellar Report ^ | 3/21/18 | Pamela Gellar
    Jihad scammers rightfully tossed out of court. You remember “Clockmed,” aka Ahmed Mohamed. Mohamed took apart an LCD digital clock and stuck it in a box. What he put together resembled a homemade bomb. Even though he admitted it looked “suspicious,” Ahmed brought it to school. When teachers and school administration officials became concerned for the safety of the students, they walked into Clockmed’s trap. Ahmed played the Islamofauxbia victim to the hilt. Lauded by President Obama, the Pope, 97 world leaders, the UN, hailed by NYC Mayor Bill deBlasio, who declared “Ahmed Day,” he became an enemedia icon and...
  • Montrose Students start petition for safer security

    02/27/2018 4:40:12 PM PST · by snarkpup · 17 replies
    KJCT-8 ABC ^ | Tue 5:05 PM, Feb 27, 2018 | Stephanie Bennett
    Montrose Students start petition for safer security MONTROSE, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- After the school shooting in Florida, two sophomores from Montrose High School are taking safety into their own hands. ... "We want some security guards, preferably veterans because I know there has been some talk about arming teachers and most of us kids and teachers don't feel comfortable with that so we would rather have someone who has experience be there with a gun,” said Sabrina Slaughter.
  • NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre at CPAC calls for more armed security in schools

    02/22/2018 8:57:17 AM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 22, 2018 | David Sherfinski
    Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president and CEO of the National Rifle Association, on Thursday called for more trained armed security personnel in schools in the wake of the recent Florida shooting. He said school districts, PTAs, teachers unions, and law enforcement officials have to come together to implement new protections, “including effective, trained, armed security that will absolutely protect every innocent child in this country.” Speaking at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference, Mr. LaPierre said the idea that armed security makes people less safe is “completely ridiculous.” “We must immediately harden our schools. Every day, young children are being...
  • Let’s keep all our kids safe (NYC denying security to private school children)

    04/10/2015 12:16:18 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 9, 2015 | Jake Adler and Vincent LeVien
    All children deserve to be safe at school. Yet it turns out that New York City does not provide kids who attend private schools with the same level of protection as those at public schools. That’s not only unfair, it’s unsafe. And it ought to change. As matters stand, only public schools in the city are eligible for NYPD school-safety agents. Private schools must provide security officers on their own dime. And while child-safety is an issue no decent school would ignore, the fact is many private schools struggle to cover the costs of adequate security — and sometimes the...
  • Majority of Parents with School-Aged Children Would Feel Safer with Armed Guards at School

    08/10/2013 11:11:53 AM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 9, 2013 | Sterling Beard
    A majority of American parents with grade-school children say they would feel safer if their child attended a school with an armed guard, according to a new Rasmussen poll. Sixty-two percent of those surveyed said they’d feel safer if their child attended such a school, against only 24 percent who say they’d feel safer if their child went to a school where no adult was allowed to own a gun. Fifteen percent weren’t sure. The poll comes a week after Arkansas’s attorney general, Democrat Dustin McDaniel, said school districts in his state can’t employ teachers and staff as armed guards...
  • 300 Colorado Teachers Take Firearms Class

    01/29/2013 1:57:01 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 12 replies
    weekly Standard ^ | Jan 29, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    A press release from gun-rights group Rocky Mountain Gun Owners announces that last night it gave a firearms class to 300 teachers in Colorado. There was no cost for admission. "Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, Colorado's largest grassroots gun rights organization, provided a free firearms training course for 300 Colorado teachers," the group says. "The 300 men and women braved snow and inclement weather to attend the four hour course focusing on firearms safety and handling, and Colorado gun laws." In a statement, the executive director of the group, Dudley Brown, says, "Colorado teachers have been beating down our doors to...
  • No, Sidwell Friends School has no armed guards [We Obama critics were wrong on this one]

    01/20/2013 6:49:30 PM PST · by grundle · 130 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 18, 2013 | Valerie Strauss
    The National Rifle Association is airing a television ad (and has on its website this four-minute video) that says the private school that President Obama’s daughters attend, Sidwell Friends School, has 11 armed guards. It doesn’t. In fact, it has no armed guards. My Post colleague Glenn Kessler, who writes The Fact Checker column, wrote about the issue here and quoted Ellis Turner, associate head of Sidwell Friends, as saying: “Sidwell Friends security officers do not carry guns.” Parents and students say they have never seen one either. The president’s children are protected by Secret Service agents, which is required...
  • Cops in Schools

    12/31/2012 9:25:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    NRO ^ | December 31, 2012 | Eliana Johnson
    The NRA’s executive vice president, Wayne LaPierre, has been the subject of Beltway ire for his proposal to put police officers in schools across the country; the White House, lawmakers, and political analysts on both sides of the aisle have summarily denounced him. Rewind just 13 years, though, and many of these lawmakers were cheering a proposal that bears a remarkable resemblance to the one set forth by the NRA: President Clinton’s “COPS in Schools” program. In October 1998, Clinton announced the $60 million grant program, which was housed in the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services...
  • Armed Guards for Returning Sandy Hook Students

    01/03/2013 6:21:10 AM PST · by PROCON · 30 replies ^ | Jan. 3, 2013 | Susan Jones
    ( - When children from Sandy Hook Elementary school return to class in neighboring Monroe, Conn. today, they'll be entering "the safest school in America," according to the Associated Press. "Law enforcement officers have been guarding the new school, and by the reckoning of police, it is 'the safest school in America,'" the AP reported Thursday. "I think right now it has to be the safest school in America," Monroe police Lt. Keith White was quoted as saying. Having armed guards in schools is the National Rifle Association's suggestion for keeping children safe from the kind of terror that happened...
  • School Obama's Daughters Attend Has 11 Armed Guards

    12/24/2012 7:29:16 AM PST · by Nachum · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/24/12 | AWR Hawkins
    Some interesting news has broken in the wake of the latest push for gun control by President Obama and Senate Democrats: Obama sends his kids to a school where armed guards are used as a matter of fact. The school, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC, has 11 security officers and is seeking to hire a new police officer as we speak. If you dismiss this by saying, "Of course they have armed guards -- they get Secret Service protection," then you've missed the larger point. The larger point is that this is standard operating procedure for the school, period....
  • NJ town to station armed cop at schools

    12/23/2012 2:17:17 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/23/12 | SUSAN EDELMAN
    Don’t mess with Marlboro Township. The leafy, well-heeled New Jersey suburb will station a permanent armed cop in each of its nine schools starting Jan. 2. It’s apparently the first district nationwide bent on packing heat in every schoolhouse since madman Adam Lanza gunned down 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14. “We’ve made a collective decision as a town that we need armed security in each of our schools,” Mayor Jonathan Hornik told The Post. “With this new evil, you can’t just sit there and hope that it doesn’t happen in...
  • Gregory Mocks LaPierre for Proposing Armed Guards, but Sends Kids to High-Security School

    12/23/2012 7:21:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12/23/12 | Daniel Halper
    The Blog Gregory Mocks LaPierre for Proposing Armed Guards, but Sends Kids to High-Security School 4:58 PM, Dec 23, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER Single Page Print Larger Text Smaller Text Alerts David Gregory mocked the NRA's Wayne LaPierre for proposing that armed guards be at every school in America. But the NBC host seems to have no problem with armed guards protecting his kids everyday where they attend school in Washington, D.C. "You proposed armed guards in school. We'll talk about that in some detail in a moment. You confronted the news media. You blamed Hollywood and the gaming...
  • Obama administration, Congress quietly let school security funds lapse

    12/15/2012 6:37:12 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 35 replies
    Washington Guardian ^ | December 14, 2012 | John Solomon and Kimberly Dvorak
    Before Connecticut tragedy, administration eliminated emergency preparedness program,let school violence prevention programs lapse UPDATED 23:43 PM EST, December 14, 2012 Why It Matters: Politicians across the country are vowing to do more to prevent school shooting tragedies like the one that unfolded Friday in Newtown, Conn. But over the last few years, the Obama administration and Congress allowed funding for several school safety initiatives to lapse. Beneath the expressions of grief, sorrow and disbelief over the Connecticut school massacre lies an uneasy truth in Washington: over the last few years the Obama administration and Congress quietly let federal funding for...
  • Ore. lawmaker says teachers should be allowed guns

    12/16/2012 6:25:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies ^ | 15 December, 2012 | AP
    An Oregon lawmaker contends the massacre that left more than two dozen people dead at a Connecticut elementary school is another "heartbreaking failure" of school personnel to ensure protection, and is a reminder that teachers should be allowed to carry guns in the classroom.
  • Warden Message: Bangladesh School Security

    03/21/2009 10:54:13 PM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 234+ views ^ | March 19, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: OU ARE HERE: Home > Reports > Consular Affairs Bulletins > Report Warden Message: Bangladesh School Security CONSULAR AFFAIRS BULLETINS South / Central Asia - Bangladesh 19 Mar 2009 Printer Friendly Email Article RELATED REPORTS 2 Mar 2009 TRAVEL ALERT: BANGLADESH 2 Mar 2009 WARDEN MESSAGE: BANGLADESH ANTI-MUTINY OPERATIONS CONTINUE 26 Feb 2009 WARDEN MESSAGE: BANGLADESH BORDER GUARD REVOLT UPDATE 25 Feb 2009 WARDEN MESSAGE: BANGLADESH GUNFIRE INCIDENT 29 Jan 2009 WARDEN MESSAGE: BANGLADESH BISHWA IJTEMA EVENT; POTENTIAL DISRUPTIONS U.S. Embassy Dhaka released the following Warden Message on March 19: The Dhaka...
  • Fathers make good school watchdogs - WatchDOG dads learn about school, provide role models.

    10/30/2006 7:35:53 AM PST · by WestTexasWend · 3 replies · 376+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | Monday, October 30, 2006 | Bob Banta
    The watchdogs who patrol Charlotte Ann Cox Elementary School in Cedar Park and Annie Purl Elementary in Georgetown are a special breed. They're friendly and huggable and have names like Fred, Wes and Bill. "One of the great things about being a watchdog is that every kid knows I'm there to help them," said Wes Watkins, father of a Purl kindergartner. "The students smile when they see me, and my son is proud to have me on campus." Watkins is among approximately 90 fathers in the Georgetown school district and about the same number in the Leander district who serve...
  • Experts: Schools Need to Boost Safety Plans

    09/07/2004 6:43:30 AM PDT · by mondoman · 4 replies · 352+ views
    Fox News Online ^ | 9/7/04 | Liza Porteus
    NEW YORK — Although three years have passed since the Sept. 11 terror attacks (search), children are returning to schools this fall that still are not adequately prepared for terrorist incidents or other types of emergencies, according to security and educational experts. "Unfortunately, really, across the board, we are complacent," said Juval Aviv, president and CEO of Interfor Inc., an international corporate intelligence and investigations firm. "Not enough has been done in education to educate those who are responsible for the safety of kids going back to school.
  • $60 Million Package Aims to Improve School Security

    03/07/2003 4:47:01 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 72+ views
    New York Times ^ | Friday, March 7, 2003 | By PHILIP SHENON
    March 7, 2003 $60 Million Package Aims to Improve School SecurityBy PHILIP SHENON ASHINGTON, March 6 — The Bush administration is stepping up federal efforts to prepare the nation's schools for possible terrorist strikes and is about to announce a $60 million program to help school districts design response and evacuation plans for emergencies including chemical or biological attacks, administration officials said today. The officials said the program, which is expected to be made public on Friday by the Departments of Homeland Security and Education, was not meant to suggest that the government believed that schools faced a special threat...