Do we really have to break this down?
The School Security Act of 2019 proposes that teachers undergo all applicable in-service training required for law enforcement officers, as well as training established by DOJ law enforcement commissions in how to respond to an active shooter situation.
Even trained and seasoned law enforcement professionals tested under the kinds of stress found in live shooter scenarios don’t have stellar accuracy with their firearms, (Wake County Board of Education Chairman Jim) Martin said. To ask teachers with the minimal training and students all around them to respond in those same situations doesn’t seem wise, he added.
“In that case, even the person who signed up for the job, who was trained for it, who had that job couldn’t do it,” said Katy Wittner, a first-grade teacher at Colfax Elementary in Guilford County.
– Joe Killian in Educators seethe at N.C. lawmakers’ plan to arm, deputize teachers
First, it wasn’t that Peterson couldn’t do it, he chose not to. Second, voluntarily trained and armed teachers in North Carolina would already be in classrooms to defend their students and confront a potential shooter. Got it?