Some school and police officials in Missouri say they’re open to discussion about the idea of placing armed officers inside schools. Across the country, some parents and administrators reacted with hesitation or anger to the idea, suggested by the National Rifle Association. But in Missouri, some said it’s worth looking at as long as a funding source can be found. Osage Beach gun shop owner Jim Reis says it would have made a difference in Connecticut last Friday:
Camden County Sheriff’s Captain Kelly Lutrell says most lives are lost in school shootings before police can get there. An armed officer on-site would address that critical period of time.