Thursday, January 17, 2013

School Resource Officers

The CNN Schools of Thought blog has a great column by a School Resource Officer, Kevin Quinn, here describing all of the services such an officer can offer schools.  These officers are not guards, but a community resource that do much more than just keep children safe:

As a high school teacher for 35 years, I want to second Officer Quinn’s comments.  A school resource officer is probably not going to be able to take down a shooter armed with two semi-automatics, 30 bullet magazines, and dressed in bullet-proof gear, but he will have made sure that all preventive measures possible have been taken.  And if sensible gun regulations are passed, the officer can be very effective indeed in dealing with a shooter.

Plus there are all of the other services Officer Quinn mentioned.  I have seen the program in action, and applaud it.

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