Texas City High School and Intense Security for Students

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We’ve written numerous times about the schools who are taking the security of their students seriously. Texas City High School has upped them one better: arming their guards with AR-15s, using chip technology in ID cards worn by students and staff to track where they are inside the school, special impact-resistant film for glass doors, and potentially using facial recognition to track who comes into the school, according to Fox. Plus, they’ve hired a former Secret Service Agent to ride herd on the program.

“We’re not playing around. This isn’t some kind of little game to us. We put a lot of time, money, and effort into this… I think we’re living in a sick society, and there are some very deeply troubled people out there that want to do harm to kids and to campuses and to teachers, and we’re not going to let that happen.” Ronald Cavness, superintendent of schools, Texas City Independent School District

Right after last year’s shooting that left 10 dead in Santa Fe, Texas City starting making policies that would protect their students to the hilt. They hired Mike Matranga, who was a Secret Service Agent for 12 years. They gave AR-15s to every deputy in the district. The ARs are kept in a locked safe at each school that can only be opened with a code.

“These are the weapons we purchased for our deputies. I’m a firm believer that we fight firepower with superior firepower.” Mike Matranga

Gun control advocate, Ed Scruggs from Texas Gun Sense, thinks background checks and better mental health treatment would be helpful to “keep guns out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them.”

With the push for “universal background checks” currently in Congress, the fallacy of such ideas is apparent to most gun owners. “Universal” simply means background checks on “private gun transfers.” None of the mass shootings of the last 20 years were from “private gun transfers.” And most of the perpetrators actually passed the Federal background check …including the most recent one, Gary Martin in Aurora, Illinois. Human error, not a lack of laws.

“The automatic push for the universal background checks makes little sense, as it uses the same federal NICS system. If the problem is human error, why not concentrate on fixing that issue?” John Lott Jr in Townhall

Why? Because that doesn’t fit the agenda. Texas City High School has the right idea.

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