Heartland Parents React To Push For Armed Guards In Schools

By: Jacki Ochoa Email
By: Jacki Ochoa Email

Susan Feyen-Reay is the mother of a first grader at Washington Elementary in Omaha. She's thankful President Obama is bringing more attention to school safety.

"But, it's something that is very personal," Feyen-Reay said. "The parents need to be included in those decisions, when they are discussed with the schoolboard. The parents need to be apart of it."

The President's executive order to provide schools with incentives to hire armed guards, unnerves her. "I want my son to feel safe," Feyen-Reay said. "I don't want him to be around that kind of thing. However, I think that there are other things that we can do besides bringing weapons into a school, in terms of building safety."

Others, like Adam Liljestrand disagree. "I think it would be a good idea," Liljestrand said. "I'm not positive that's the direction to go, but I think that anything that is going to keep our kids safer while they're in school is going to easy my mind a little bit."

What this executive order means for our schools will become more clear with time.

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