CBS This Morning on Wednesday did what most media outlets won’t do: It took a serious look at efforts to arm teachers and other staff as a way to stop school shootings. Reporter Adrianna Diaz explained how Florida’s School Safety Guardian program will work: “Armed with real guns and real bullets, these everyday people like a minister, former teacher, and retired police officer are training to take down a potential school shooter.”
Co-host Gayle King informed viewers: “They have the job now protecting students and teachers on campuses that do not have their own school resource officers, who are sheriff deputies.” Former teacher Kimberly Hall, who is applying for the program, stated the goal: “I'm tired of hearing teachers having to give their lives to protect students. We're going to be there to engage. You will not have to. We will run to that threat while you take care of what you need to.”
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Now, while Diaz should be commended for taking this subject seriously, the network also offered the very typical liberal angle when talking to members of the program. Talking to the co-creators of the program, she fretted: “What about parents who are uncomfortable with more guns on campus or any guns on campus?”
Sheriff Grady Judd bluntly responded what they hope to accomplish: “To be well trained, to react within seconds, to find the active shooter and kill him graveyard dead before he can hurt your child with a gun.”
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Diaz reiterated the liberal concern: “We're talking about civilians here, not sheriffs, deputies or police officers." Talking to Hall, she tried the same argument:
ADRIANA DIAZ: What do you say when people say this brings guns into schools, which is dangerous?
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KIMBERLY HALL (former teacher): I kindly remind them guns are already being brought into the schools...
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