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New Armed Guard Leaves Gun In Student Bathroom

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The hits keep on coming for the NRA.

Responding to the Sandy Hook School shooting Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the NRA, proposed a program to immediately put armed guards in every school. LaPierre placed an emphasis on getting “good guys” with guns inside schools as soon as possible.

A charter school (of course) followed the NRA’s advice and hired a firearms instructor to help protect their students.

It didn’t work out.

A prosecutor in Lapeer, Michigan says, “No harm, no foul,” after a charter school took the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) advice and hired a armed security guard who promptly left his handgun unattended in a student bathroom.

Chatfield School co-directors Matt Young and Bill Kraly announced last week that they had hired retired Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. firearms instructor Clark Arnold as a security guard in response to the December mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

“It’s a tremendous asset to the safety of our students,” Young told WNEM in a report that aired on Tuesday.

Perhaps the “flooding the zone” strategy regarding guns in schools might be a little flawed. Maybe guns are better left elsewhere and getting them out of rather than in schools is a better idea.

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Daniel Wright is a longtime blogger and currently writes for Shadowproof. He lives in New Jersey, by choice.