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Law Enforcement’s Role in Effective Policies to Defend Schools Against Violent Attacks

Schools present a vulnerable target to armed violence, making up nearly a quarter of active shooter incidents. While local law enforcement is uniquely organized and capable of providing the necessary resources to deter violent attacks in schools and respond to violence when it occurs, arguments for faculty arming have validity when compared to alternatives. AMU graduate student Ron Dahart writes about the importance of having a layered security approach to preparedness and response to armed attackers on school grounds. If arming faculty is deemed necessary, here are the guidelines and best practices that schools must incorporate into their policy.

Academic Analysis: Should Armed Security Forces Defend our Nation’s Schools Against Gun Violence?

By Mark Bond, professor of criminal justice at American Military University

Gun violence is a major social issue in America and American schools and university campuses have become targets of gun violence. In recent years, dozens of students, faculty, and staff have become victims of this gun violence while on campus, and the innocent loss of life and serious injuries caused by gun violence has been devastating to our communities (Crews, Crews, & Burton, 2013; Bond, 2013).