A few weeks ago I wrote a post titled, Protected. That post was a story about my grade school principal who drew his .45 when attacked by three adults at my school’s entrance. There’s a similar episode in this morning’s news. This time it was in Atlanta where an armed guard disarmed a student shooting with a gun. Those students were protected, too—all survived.
By KATE BRUMBACK, The Associated Press, First Published Jan 31 2013 12:58 pm
Atlanta • A student opened fire at his middle school Thursday afternoon, wounding a 14-year-old in the neck before an armed officer working at the school was able to get the gun away, police said.
The armed resource officer who took the gun away was off-duty and at the school, but police didn’t release details on him or whether he is regularly at Price. Since 20 children and six adults were shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut in December, calls for armed officers in every school have resonated across the country.
The wounded boy was taken “alert, conscious and breathing” to Grady Memorial Hospital, said police spokesman Carlos Campos. He was expected to be released Thursday night.
The wounded student was fortunate. His wounds were not severe. He was more fortunate there was an armed adult at the school who stopped the shooting spree quickly.
I heard about this episode on the radio yesterday. The MSM pushed the story all afternoon. None of their reporting mentioned the presence of the armed guard nor his role in stopping the shootings. In fact, I can find no mention of the guard at all until this morning, first from the Salt Lake Tribune and later by others who picked up the Tribune story.
And, what is the MSM doing? They continue to push for the removal of weapons in schools. What have their policies created in our schools? Victim zones.
South Dakota has approved a bill in their House to allow teachers to be armed and carry at schools. I think they are the first state to reach this step. My local state Rep. Rick Brattin, is a co-signer on a bill to do the same in Missouri. That bill is still in committee. It is likely to pass the House but has uncertain prospects in Missouri’s Senate.
Our children used to be protected—until liberal education policies made them vulnerable and placed our children at risk. Locked doors and metal detectors fail. There were both at the Atlanta shooting and the “authorities” still don’t know how the shooter was able to by-pass both. He was stopped only by that armed guard.
It’s time to return to those policies that worked. They worked before the days of Political Correctness and the so-called progressive educational policies. Those same policies that once protected our children can protect them again. All we need is the will to stand up against the NEA, the AFT, and the state and federal liberals who concoct such insane policies.