Missouri panel recommends armed officers in every school
August 2, 2019
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri task force has recommended that schools in the state employ armed officers if they can afford it and if their local governments support the idea.
The task force, headed by Republican Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe, spent four months working on a school safety plan and released its findings Wednesday.
"Where economically feasible and embraced by local governance, schools should have the benefit of an armed school resource officer or an armed school protection officer in every school to provide an immediate response in the event of an active shooter situation," th...