Published On: Wed, Dec 19th, 2012

Barbara Boxer introduces ‘School Safety Bill’ which features armed guards on campus

California Senator Barbara Boxer introduced new legislation to make schools safe with her bill, called the “School Safety Enhancement Act.”

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The act would strengthen safety at schools by providing state and local officials with new resources and tools to help them secure their campuses and protect students.

“When our children and our grandchildren are at school, we must have faith that they are safe,” Senator Boxer said. “This legislation will help state and local officials protect our children by utilizing all of the law enforcement tools at our disposal.”

Boxer pointed to the $640 billion national defense bill and argued that some of those funds should be used to protect schools.

“Is it not part of the national defense to make sure our children are safe?” Boxer said.

The first feature is a grant program to provide schools with more resources to install tip lines, surveillance equipment, secured entrances and other important safety measures.

Additionally, the second feature is approving National Guard troops to help support local law enforcement agencies to ensure schools are safe. The National Guard has said it is “particularly well suited for domestic law enforcement support missions” because it is “located in over 3,000 local communities throughout the nation, readily accessible, routinely exercised with local first responders, and experienced in supporting neighboring communities.”

The ambiguous language opens the door to National Guard personnel on school campuses around the country, patrolling and working with law enforcement to lock down school access.

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  3. EndangeredThinker says:

    Having the National Guard do law enforcement work violates Posse Comitatus unless the Guard is specifically invited by that state or adjacent states Governor.

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