Polk County, Fla. Sheriff Grady Judd made it clear that his deputies are trained to take out attackers before they enter schools and added, “We’ll shoot you in the cemetery.”
Spectrum News reported that Judd was “mortified” by Uvalde’s shooting on Tuesday. He warned any potential attackers who were planning to target a school in Polk County: “If you come to a school in this county armed, we will do our best through our guardians, our School Resources or our School Resources Deputy Sheriffs to eliminate the threat outside the school before it reaches the children. We are trained for this. »
Judd held up a photo that showed a deputy with a gun, then added, “That’s the last thing you’ll see before you get shot in the head if you try to hurt our kids.” We’re going to shoot you in the cemetery if you come to campus, with a gun, threatening our kids or shooting us.
Florida adopted the guardian program after the Feb. 14, 2018, Parkland shooting. In this case, the abuser was able to avoid contact with the school’s resource officer, and one commission recommended arming teachers as a classroom line of defense in case an abuser might walk past another. officer.
The commission noted that armed teachers could have made a difference in the outcome of this heinous incident.
Breitbart News observed that Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, head of the Parkland commission, said the investigation into the Parkland attack changed his view of armed teachers — he went from opposition to the idea to support it. He noted, “People need to keep an open mind, because the reality is that if anyone else in this school had a gun, it could have saved the children’s lives.”
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