SHREVEPORT, Feb. 22, 2018-
Caddo Parish Steve Prator announced on Facebook that he would like the Caddo Parish School board to allow armed faculty inside Caddo schools.
In an email, the Sheriff condemned the School Boards practice of designating Caddo Schools as firearm free zones. “Literally an invitation for armed evil doers,” Prator said in an email.
“Most of our school’s have one armed “guard,” but there are times when that person is distracted or unavailable. I am recommending that certain faculty members be allowed to possess weapons on campuses. These persons would have exhaustive background and psychological vetting. Once accepted, they would undergo extensive training and further determinations of suitability.”
While shocking at first, the Sheriff went on to explain that his proposal was not a call to have every teach carry a gun. According to the Sheriff, his proposal is to allow people with military and/or law enforcement backgrounds to carry a firearm on campuses.
Prator also made the services of the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office and its Regional Training Academy available to train and screen these individuals.
“Everybody talks after each shooting, and nothing ever gets done,” Prator said. “We can’t wait on Washington or Congress to solve a local problem when we have the resources to take action ourselves.”