A bill proposed in the Indiana Legislature would require every public or charter school in the state to have at least one designated school “protection” officer on campus, with a weapon, at all times. And if schools can’t afford a police officer, it can arm a teacher, principal or other employee.
The NRA’s “School Shield” program, if carried out nationwide, could usher in a new billion dollar market in selling firearms, equipment, and weapons training and certification to schools, teachers, and staff.
Five of the thirteen members of the National School Shield Program task force are employed by a firm that provides training and gear, including ammunition, to security personnel.
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.