Not long after Williamson County schoolchildren started their academic year in Tennessee, a dozen or so nontraditional students—all experienced law enforcement officials—were also going back to school. But this class had a different agenda. These students were participating in a training seminar on ways to keep young people safe—safe from weather emergencies; safe from fire; and safe from the remote chance that violence could erupt on campus.
Featured as a Special Report in NRA’s December 2015 official journals, "Safeguarding our Children" explores the first National School Shield Security Assessor Training hosted by the NRA and discusses the benefits and opportunities for this vital program. A printable supplement summarizes the National School Shield program from background and objectives to program tools and resources as well as opportunities for supporters to get involved.
National School Shield Founding Director, Asa Hutchinson, presents and reviews the official report of the National School Shield Task Force, a 225-page document outlining a clear need to address school violence and recommendations on best practices in school security.
A National School Shield Task Force, led by former Congressman Asa Hutchinson, recruited a team of security experts and, in April 2013, issued an official report documenting a clear need to address school violence and recommendations on best practices in school security.
In this Town Hall, National School Shield Founding Director Asa Hutchinson discusses security challenges facing schools and opportunities to improve safety and security, including armed personnel as well as technology and infrastructure.
Having recently been named the Director of the National School Shield initiative, Asa Hutchinson discusses the importance of focusing on what we can do to better secure and protect our children at school.
Founding Director of the National School Shield initiative Asa Hutchinson discusses the current challenges facing schools when it comes to improving security and the importance of focusing on protecting our children.
“The first obligation that we have is to protect our children,” NRA President David Keene points out as he discusses the recent announcement of the new NRA National School Shield program and the need for resources to help make our schools more secure..
"It has everything to do with perimeter security and enhancing video capabilities and things like that for the district to pinpoint and identify possible threats and to be able to secure our buildings," said Superintendent David Hopkins.