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Extensive training required to carry a gun in a crowded school — NASRO to WTOP Radio, Washington

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“When you bring a gun into a school in the proximity of hundreds and hundreds of people in a very crowded place, you have to be well-trained.” That’s part of what NASRO director of operations Mac Hardy told Washington radio station WTOP News. Read the full story.

School resource officers trained to go to shooters — NASRO to NBC News

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“We have to go find the shooter. We have to stop it, because if we don’t, there’s a possibility that more students or more adults are going to be killed.” That’s how NASRO executive director Mo Canady described to NBC News the way our organization trains school resource officers. Read the full story.

School resource officers must stop shootings — NASRO to Washington Post

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“We’re very specific. If you are in a school and you hear shots fired, you can either wait for backup to arrive, and the shooter keeps killing people, or you can go direct to the threat, use your tactics and stop it. It’s a tough notion, but we’re tough people. We’re police officers, we’re sheriff’s deputies. They more»

Extensive training required to mentally prepare to take assailant’s life — NASRO to Huffington Post

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“Anyone who hasn’t received the extensive training provided to law enforcement officers will likely be mentally unprepared to take a life, especially the life of a student assailant.” That’s part of what NASRO executive director Mo Canady told the Huffington Post. Read the full article.

Tactically taking a life is tall order for teachers — NASRO to New York Daily News

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“Being trained to respond tactically, to take a life in a situation where you can’t do anything otherwise, that’s a tall order.” That’s part of what NASRO executive director Mo Canady told the New York Daily News as he explained why NASRO opposes arming teachers. Read the full story.

Police response to school with armed teachers could end badly — NASRO to HLN

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
Encounters between armed, plain-clothed teachers and responding police officers “could end in a bad way.” That’s part of what NASRO executive director Mo Canady told HLN during a live interview Feb. 20, 2018. Canady was referring to the possibility that officers could mistake teachers for assailants in active shooter situations. He also more»

Relationships help school resource officers prevent violence — NASRO to Dallas Morning News

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“A fully functioning school resource officer is engaged in the school environment. Their No. 1 goal actually should be to bridge the gap between law enforcement and youth. When you have that kind of relationship going on, there’s information that gets shared. That gives these officers the opportunity to actually intervene in something before it more»

Shootings rare in schools with SROs — NASRO to WUSA, Washington

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“In the history of these school shootings, rarely have they happened where there has been a school resource officer … a specially trained law enforcement officer.” Our executive director, Mo Canady discussed school safety and security with WUSA 9, Washington news anchor Bruce Johnson on his live, “Off Script with Bruce more»