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shockIt seems to be on everyone’s minds — how to provide more safety for schools in the face of evil actions by purely deraged folks intent on killing our children and teachers.

In Faulkner County, Sheriff Andy Shock asked Prosecuting Attorney Cody Hiland about it, saying “What if — instead of just arming teachers — we train school administrators to become Sheriff’s Office Reserve officers?”

The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun, and that good guy doesn’t necessarily have to have a badge pinned on his chest,” Shock said.

The Sheriff’s office is talking with county schools about the program, which would require applicants to complete 110 hours of state-mandated and school-specific training and psychological evaluations before the Sheriff’s office considers each individual for approval.

Hiland adds,

I think it puts our schools in a position where they are less of a soft target and helps mitigate a catastrophe, and God forbid that it happens.”