Having recently unveiled their Safe School Flagship and “Best Practice Solution” at Southwestern High School in Shelby County, the NRA met with representatives from the Indiana Sheriff’s Association, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and Southwestern Consolidated School District to discuss how communities can come together to protect our nation’s schools.
In an interview at the White House, hosted by Parents magazine and posted on Facebook, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. said that when he wrote the “Biden crime bill” in 1994 as a senator from Delaware, it included the provision for putting police officers in schools. “We found that those school resource officers were of value in many schools,” he told the audience. “We haven’t been funding them of late. We think they should be funded.”
In December 2012, the NRA introduced the National School Shield program, an initiative focused on providing tips and tools on improving security measures and developing security strategies to help prevent tragedies at schools across the country.