A New York town that began assigning an armed police officer to guard a high school in the wake of the Connecticut massacre has suspended the program after an officer accidentally discharged his pistol in a hallway while classes were in session.
Police official Lt. James Janso told media that Officer Sean McCutcheon will be suspended pending an investigation.
McCutcheon was assigned to the Highland High School in January.
No one was hurt.
This after Executive Vice President and CEO of the NRA Wayne LaPierre made an extremely controversial speech concerning the events that transpired in NewTown, CT. In that speech LaPierre said, “I call on Congress today to act immediately, to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every school – and to do it now….”
He added, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”
It would seem, however, that we need better guys with guns to protect us from the good guys with guns who are protecting us from the bad guys with guns.