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Investigate school threats completely — NASRO to TIME

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“We need to look at all communications that are coming in and take them all seriously and follow up as far as we humanly can.” That’s part of what NASRO director of operations Mac Hardy told TIME magazine about threats made against schools. Read the full story.

School resource officers not part of school discipline — NASRO to Here & Now

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“The role of the school resource officer is not punitive. School resource officers are not a part of discipline within a school.” NASRO president Don Bridges explained on NPR program Here & Now why carefully selected, specially trained school resource officers are able to develop trusting relationships with students, who then feel more»

School resource officer selection training and roles — NASRO to WVTM 13, Birmingham

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
NASRO director of operations Mac Hardy covered everything you need to know about school resource officers, their selection, training, role and day-to-day work, in an interview with Birmingham TV station WVTM 13. Watch the complete interview.

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.