Two weeks ago, two law enforcement officers engaged school shooters to stop the incidents before they became mass murders. Did you see it on the news? How much news time did they receive compared to the Parkland or the Texas shootings.
While everyone else is hysterical and promoting more gun control, these two police officers used guns to stop two school shootings. Little recognition has been given to these heroic individuals for saving numerous lives. It just doesn’t fit with the left wing agenda.
Officer Mark Dallas said,”I heard several shots ring out. I see a shooter in our lobby, I see a person in our lobby with a long gun.” Officer Dallas approached the shooter and began chasing him to the parking lot where the shooter surrendered. No one was killed or injured due to the fast action of Officer Dallas. The students and staff of Dixon High School in Dixon, Illinois has a hero in their presence.
A shooting at a Great Mills High School in Great Mills, Maryland, left the alleged shooter dead, and two other students injured. Deputy Blaine Gaskell, a Resource Officer, engaged the shooter. Ultimately the shooter was killed by Deputy Gaskell. This incident could have been much worse if not for the quick action of this resource officer.
There are solutions to keeping our children safe in schools. Unfortunately the anti gun people feel the only way to keep schools safe is through further gun control. How does gun control eliminate a killer from bringing an IED (improvised explosive device) to school? You see it’s not about guns it’s about killing as many people as possible. If a gun isn’t available what could be used? There are many options but none will be presented hear to prevent giving ideas to the wrong people.
The two incidents described above are excellent examples of how well trained, courageous law enforcement officers can stop a killer from having their way.
Depending on the size of the school, limit the number of doors the students can use to enter the building. Fire exits would not be impacted because the doors could be used to exit but not enter the building. After designating the entry doors, place resource officers at each entrance. This promotes their presence as well as giving them the ability to monitor those entering the building.
Searching for common sense solutions to school shootings can be found if we stop, take a breath and think rationally. In the meantime we need to thank these brave officers for a job well done.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”