Employees enrolled in SD's Sentinel Program must complete the exact same firearms course our local police complete. The exact same course, taught by the exact same instructors, at the exact same range. I apologize if I wasn't clear in my previous post. This is not an equivalent course, this is the same certification our police get.
As for Sentinels, theoretically there could be zero, if no one at a given school enrolls in the program, or, every employee at a school might have a gun, if they all choose to enroll. The number of Sentinels at a given school could change from one hour to the next as district employees such as maintenance, school food providers, and buss drivers come and go. These are not designated guards with a guard uniform. This is not the NRA's suggested program. These are ordinary employees of the school district, from teachers to janitors to accountants to bus drivers. Literally any employee. Sentinels are required to carry their firearm concealed, so you will never know who is and who is not a Sentinel.
We see this kind of unknowable presence of Sentinels as a good thing, because someone like Adam Lansa can't know how many armed people are in a given school or where they are. This makes planning an attack incredibly difficult.
Last edited by Jerry; 04-05-13 at 01:55 PM.
This is where SWAT comes in.
I'm pretty certain I can decide whether I carry a gun.No, you cannot control whether or not a gun is in your classroom.
Again, you dishonestly change the context of my comment. My statement was in response to what kids know and how it relates to the relationship I have with the student. I said I cannot control certain factors which might impact that relationship, but I can control whether or not the relationship between the student and me involves a gun.If a sandy hook style shooting occurred in your classroom, you would have no control over the gun, because you are unarmed yourself.
At this point, considering your continued dishonesty in your posts and the fact you accused me of not using quote properly (erroneously, I might add), I consider your defeat to be total.