California Senator Barbara Boxer plans to address school security on a national level.
Politico reports that Senator Barbara Boxer (D-California) is planning to propose legislation that would allow state’s governors to access part of the $640 billion national defense budget to use National Guard troops to increase security in schools. Boxer said,
While a governor already has the power to send troops to a school, the legislation would allow for the governors to access federal funds for those troops … The legislation is modeled after a previous law that had National Guard troops help with border security, would allow governors to decide how troops would be used at schools.
Is it not part of the national defense to make sure our children are safe?
I believe in protecting our schools with trained law enforcement. This proposal is an answer to that proposal.
Sen. Boxer has explained that this proposed legislation is in response to the recent call to arm teachers and school officials.
Do you think the answer to better security is stationing armed National Guardsmen in schools?
Should states be granted access to the national defense fund?
Would this proposed legislation be better than arming teachers and school administration?
Is a military presence in schools actively pernicious?
Is armed presence even a realistic response to fears of school shootings?