Last night at Canyon High School in Las Vegas, a young man’s life was ended when a gunman walked onto the practice baseball field, shot him, and fled the scene.
To make it even worse, police still have not found or even identified the shooter. School may not have been canceled, but there is absolutely no way those kids feel safe right now.
The sad truth is that we now live in a world where our schools are no longer safe places for our kids to be at. It seems like every day there is a new story about a school shooter or a kid with a gun in school who the cops found at the last second.
While there is no easy fix for these problems, I do have a solution. My plan is to reduce the number of school entrances and exits to one by using key card locks on existing doors. We must also ensure that every school has a guard or resource officer protecting that entrance. This would make it significantly harder to get weapons onto campus and much easier to respond to an active shooter.
Combine that with Nevada’s already existing SaveVoice hotline for kids to report suspicious activity and we can reduce chances of violent attacks to nearly nothing.
To make any of this happen, I’m going to need your help. I need voters, donors, and volunteers to make sure I can get up to Carson City and implement some real change. It’s time that our elected officials either do their jobs or we should fire them.
If we work together, we can make school a center of learning instead of a place of fear.