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NRA recommends arming school staff

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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Washington Post: A group sponsored by the National Rifle Association issued a report calling for an armed security guard at every school in the country.

The National School Shield Report focuses on a host of possible safety measures, from internal door security to perimeter fencing, but its central recommendation is that armed personnel should be posted in all schools. Asa Hutchinson, the former Arkansas congressman who led the $1 million study, said that schools could use “school resource officers” — typically local police trained to work in school systems — or arm teachers or administrators designated by schools board or superintendents.

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