Selected staff and students should be armed so they can confront an active shooter on school property. This is the proposition offered separately by Rush Limbaugh and Newt Gingrich since the Florida high school shooting.

Think about this for a minute. Limbaugh and Gingrich would have adults who have spent years focused on another profession assume the responsibilities for which law enforcement professionals have spent years training.

And the absurdity doesn’t stop there. Selected high school students would also be given this same responsibility to confront active shooters on school property. Teens already have enough pressures and issues to manage without being responsible for confronting armed intruders in schools.

As the title says, this is a foolish and dangerous idea. That was the most civil way I could put it. Feel free to replace “foolish and dangerous” with the adjectives of your choice.

David Bross

Cogan Station

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