My first impression is to allow the individual states or local school districts to make this choice. It would be important that only well trained and qualified persons with CCW permits to do this. When I went to school, the presence of police was extremely rare and generally was for a special educational purpose. In many schools today, the threat from students inside of the building is a concern. As well, many of these kids live in unstable family environments with parents who could also be a threat. It's a new world out there...and not a great one for some folks. I think that a permanent police presence exists in many schools...mostly inner city ones...these days. But, as we're seeing, violent attacks are occurring in schools once felt to be safe. So what would be your alternative to this? Should all schools just acquiesce to the need for on-site police officers? I'm not ready to make a blanket judgment just yet but wanting to hear more discussion from a wider range of people who would be affected by such a policy.
Do we really want 20/30 people walking around in our schools carrying guns?
Is this just the pols way of not having to make hard choices and getting on the wrong side of the NRA?