“While everyone is falling over themselves to come up with the best idea to ensure a safe learning environment for our schools, let's take action now.
Our schools need to be made safer today, not next week, not next month, not next year, but today.
While we wait for the Red Flag Law to pass; while we wait for other legislation to make its way through the General Assembly; while we wait to find out if the Google settlement money can be used; while we wait for all the bureaucrats to figure what they can and will do; we need to immediately place an armed police officer or an armed resource officer in every one of our schools.
Therefore, I call upon our mayors, town administrators, and city councils to approve the placement of these armed officers that are already in the employ of our city and towns, to be placed in our schools immediately.
Even if this is only done until permanent plans can be put in place, our children need to feel secure and should be safe when in school. We cannot and should not wait any longer.”