Carrying a gun in school isn’t easy, NASRO director of operations Mac Hardy explained Saturday on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal.”
Hardy explained that he was a teacher for seven years before becoming a police officer and later, a school resource officer. He said that as a teacher, he loved his students and as a law enforcement officer working in a school, he had that same love for the students in his school.
“Those students became mine and I became a part of that faculty,” Mac explained, “And I also knew the responsibility every day, when I put on my uniform. But the day that I retired, two years ago, it was a relief that I didn’t have to wear that gun into that school every day, because I also understood the liability and the responsibility that it took to put that firearm on and wear it into that school, with the possibility of having to stop a shooter, which could have been a 15-year-old kid that I’d dealt with on a daily basis up to that point. The stress and that liability is great.”