Stopping Active Shooters

Cam Edwards interviewed Dr. Eric Dietz, director of Purdue University’s Homeland Security Institute, who studied various responses to active shooters in schools. According to the research, the presence of a school resource officer improved response time by 80 percent over waiting for police, and they found that casualties could be cut by 2/3 if a school resource officer had access to a firearm during an active shooter situation.

Along these lines, NRA is actually putting up cash to help schools deal with safety concerns. Kyle Weaver, director of General Operations, announced that the School Shield program distributed over $200,000 in grants around the country this year. He said that these grant recipients and their projects would be featured on NRA News over the coming year.

2 thoughts on “Stopping Active Shooters”

  1. There is obviously no better solution for an active mass murderer than surprise, speed, and violence of action.

    That said, I am not sure that school resource police officers are a very good solution, because I think that it’s likely too expensive for many communities to implement.

    I am also worried about students getting arrested by police for doing things that used to be handled just fine by ordinary discipline by the school. Kids have always had fights and done other dumb things, but in recent years, some schools have chosen to respond by slapping them with a criminal record.

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