Several States in the U.S. Want Armed Personnel in Schools
The terror caused by the massacre in Newtown School (Connecticut, USA), where Adam Lanza killed 27 people continues. Also, the ideas to prevent another tragedy of that type hasn’t stopped either. While the debate of weapons is still going around, a rural area of Ohio has chosen to hire armed personnel for their schools to ensure the safety of its students and staff.
In a message to parents posted on the website of the Montpelier School District, an official said that the local board has decided that “to improve and strengthen our security.” They said, “These people will receive their weapons after receiving training, while teachers and staff members in direct contact with students will not be armed.”
Similar decisions have been made in other states. The Washington Post has reported other cases including the county in Pennsylvania where retirees will be hired as armed police to patrol the schools. In New Jersey (East), all schools in the small town of Marlboro will also be under the supervision of armed police, but authorities say that it is a temporary measure.
In Utah, several centers themselves are training teachers to know how to use weapons. While in Tennessee, employ security specialists will be paid $ 11.50 per hour. Also, the National Rifle Association (NRA) provides expertise to train volunteers.
Meanwhile, Vice President Joe Biden works around the clock to make a series of proposals to legislate gun ownership, which he will submit this month to Barack Obama.