This article was originally published on June 7, 2022.
In the wake of recent school shootings, many towns are re-evaluating their security measures. This makes sense, because no amount of gun legislation or expectations of Police will make a difference if psycpaths have easy access.
In Middletown, New Jersey, the Board of Education has voted to hire retired police officers to protect their schools. This is a rational measure that will provide actual safety for students and staff.
The new Class III special officers will carry duty weapons and be assigned to each of the district’s 16 schools. They must have retired within the last three years and be younger than 65.
As expected, the anti-gun crowd is up in arms over this smart move. They continue to make baseless, anti-constitutional claims for why law-abiding citizens should give up their rights.
Unfortunately, these misguided activists are only getting louder. Hopefully, they will come to their senses and realize the only fact that matters in regards to violent psycpaths: they are always stopped by a good guy with a gun. Why not make sure the good guy is close enough to actually do something?
We commend the Board of Education for taking this step to protect their students and staff. We only hope that more towns follow suit. Retired police officers and combat veterans are a smart, cost effective solution that will actually make our schools safer.
What do you think? Should more towns hire retired police officers and veterans to protect their schools? Let us know in the comments below