22 Dec

Clinton wanted cops in schools too

Progressives and the Liberal Media are bashing the NRA and it’s CEO Wayne LaPierre for the suggestion made in his speech today that trained armed guards be placed in every school in the country. Many critics point to the fact that Columbine High School had an armed guard during it’s horrible tragedy (but the guard was having a cigarette at the time).

Perhaps these critics should have done a touch of research before they spoke, In April 2000 as part of his commemoration of the first anniversary of deaths at Columbine High School in his weekly radio speech President Clinton announced $120 million in grants, much of it for a program to place armed police officers in schools.

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One Response to Clinton wanted cops in schools too

  1. Nan G says: 1

    Bill Clinton’s School Safety Initiative provided more than $53 million between 1998 and 2010 in grants to help state and local agencies with delinquency prevention, community planning and development, and school safety resources – all aimed at preventing violence.
    Obama quietly ended this program in 2011.

    Two Justice Department programs that had provided more than $200 million to schools for training, security equipment and police resources over the last decade weren’t renewed in 2011 and 2012.

    Obama eliminated funding in 2011-12 for a separate Education Department program that gave money to schools to prepare for mass tragedies.
    Last year Obama submitted his 2012 Education Department budget to Congress and eliminated the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) funding, which for years provided between $20 million and $30 million in annual grants to help schools create emergency and crisis preparation and prevention plans for tragedies.

    The Education Department’s Web site says it last made REMS grants in 2011.

    White House officials did not return repeated calls and emails Friday night seeking comment on the administration’s rationale for letting the programs lapse.

    MORE cut programs here:
    http://www.washingtonguardian.com/washingtons-school-security-failure

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