Sheriff to put armed volunteers in schools
That might even be better than arming teachers
‘Sheriff Joe Arpaio plans to send armed volunteers into schools that fall under his jurisdiction.
‘Arpaio told KTVK-TV in Phoenix that he will use a volunteer posse to guard schools in towns in Maricopa County where the sheriff’s office is the police force. He said Thursday he hasn’t discussed the plan with school officials but says he will work with them.
200 Utah Teachers Enroll for Gun Training
‘Kasey Hansen, a special education teacher from Salt Lake City, Utah, says she would take a bullet for any of her students, but if faced with a gunman threatening her class, she would rather be able to shoot back.
‘On Thursday, she was one of 200 Utah teachers who flocked to an indoor sports arena for free instruction in the handling of firearms by gun activists who say armed educators might have a chance at thwarting deadly shooting rampages in their schools.
‘The event was organized by the Utah Shooting Sports Council in response to the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, this month that killed 20 children and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School.