While not everyone agrees with arming teachers, or placing armed guards in schools, a “run and hide” plan may not be the best way to protect children from imminent danger, either.
The report came in response to the Newtown, Conn., shooting, and numerous others around the country in recent years.
The document’s “live-shooter” section, written with help from the U.S. Department of Education, doesn’t recommend arming teachers, employing armed guards or even adding door locks in classrooms.
Instead, it suggests that teachers and students run, hide and then fight—but only “if neither running nor hiding is a safe option,” according to the Daily Caller.
With students heading back to school soon, some schools have conducted emergency training. The Daily Caller reported:
A number of principals in the Los Angeles Unified School District participated in “live-shooter training” this summer, reports the Los Angeles Daily News. They will transmit what they learned in the training with teachers in the next few weeks.
What did they learn? That’s some kind of closely-held secret, apparently. Steve Zipperman, a retired LAPD captain who now runs the LAUSD police force, would only tell the Daily News that school officials have been trained in “how to decide in the moment how to save as many lives as possible” when “a traditional lockdown may not be the most appropriate decision.”
Judith Perez, president of Associated Administrators of Los Angeles, said Los Angeles Unified will decide whether to install inside-locking door locks in each classroom.
“It’s awful and horrific that we even have to think about this,” Perez told the Daily News. “None of us went into education with an active shooter on our radar. But all of us are facing the reality of what could happen, and we have a shared responsibility to keep our children safe.”
DONATE TO BIZPAC REVIEW
Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!
- Florida Five: DWS draws serious primary opponent, Legislators haul in $28.5 mil. pre-session - January 18, 2016
- Florida Five: Trump’s ‘Freedom Kids’ take Internet by storm, Miami seeks help with Cuban migrants - January 15, 2016
- Florida Five: Trump rallies ‘noisy as hell majority’ in Fla., Senate passes historic water bill - January 14, 2016
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.