I recently received an invitation from my local public school district to attend a “safety forum.” It wasn’t going to cover the variety of health-and-safety issues relevant to kids today—opioid abuse, underage drinking, reckless driving, online bullying, physical violence and sexual assault or harassment.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to school security. In an effort to better equip law enforcement, security personnel and school systems in their pursuit of safer schools and communities, the NRA School Shield (NSS) program was launched in December 2012 with a singular mission—to protect our children.
The town of Glide, Ore., is receiving a free boost to school safety, courtesy of the National School Shield initiative funded by The NRA Foundation.
The first National School Shield training class aims to keep schoolkids safer.