Ideas for Keeping Idaho Schools Safe
Idaho schools are probably among the safest in the nation.
Another potential idea would be to have retired law enforcement or military retirees in schools as a bulwark. Some could be volunteers
Local districts can make their own decisions about arming staff and faculty as a means of “hardening” a potential target, however. Many believe even more can be done.
Twin Falls County Commissioner Jack Johnson is spurring discussion on ideas. One would be extensive firearms training for school workers willing to be armed. Training could be conducted by law enforcement. Another potential idea would be to have retired law enforcement or military retirees in schools as a bulwark. Some could be volunteers. Some districts could opt to pay the additional security cost. Commissioner Johnson appeared on Top story and discussed ideas. You can listen to a portion of the conversation below. Johnson is looking for feedback from the public.