Education

State Superintendent backs more school resource officers, not armed educators

DPI Superintendent Mark Johnson

State School Superintendent Mark Johnson is weighing in on how to improve school safety in the aftermath of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead.

In a statement released Monday on Twitter, Johnson said firearms on school grounds should be handled by trained school resource officers or law-enforcement professionals, not teachers.

Below is Johnson’s full statement:

Last week House Speaker Tim Moore announced a bipartisan committee would examine all ideas related to improving school safety with action on some of those proposals in the short session.

Check Also

The week’s Top Stories on NC Policy Watch

1. History made: Cooper appoints NC’s first Black ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

If you told Cheri Beasley when she was a little girl that she would grow up to become North Carolina [...]

President Trump’s top disaster management official, Brock Long, resigned as head of the Federal Emer [...]

Cheri Beasley made history this week when Gov. Roy Cooper announced that she would become the state’ [...]

Making certain that every infant is safe and developing, every toddler is thriving, and every presch [...]

Surely, it would be folly to suggest that ICE’s hardened reputation as a home-wrecker was earned by [...]

There’s an old maxim in American politics, usually attributed to former U.S. Senator and Nixon admin [...]

The United States sees an average of 22,000 firearm suicides and 14,600 firearm homicides, including [...]

The post On ICE appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]