To equip School Resource Officers with tactical shields, a Huntsville preacher seeks funds

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To equip School Resource Officers with tactical shields, a Huntsville preacher seeks funds

Six Huntsville high schools’ School Resource Officers (SROs) will receive shields capable of stopping a rifle as a result of a fundraiser by a local pastor.

If the attacker believed that he might not be able to carry out his plan, Hall remarked, “Hopefully it would be an attacker.” “Perhaps he would simply decide against doing it.”

Pastor Rob Hall of Net Church in Huntsville claims that SROs’ current vests are incapable of handling a gun. He believes that simply possessing the shields might be enough to deter attacks.

According to Pastor Hall, the School Resource Officer, who works as a security guard for the church, gave him the idea for the fundraiser. The SRO brought up the urgent requirement.

Hall claims that they have raised more than $20,000 in just one week. The shields are precious to the Hall despite being $6,700 each.

Officials from the Huntsville Police Department claim that they have the funding necessary to maintain the neighbourhood secure, and community non-profits frequently offer to provide supplies.

They now have access to attending schools. And the hallways in our schools are really long,” Hall remarked. Therefore, it allows them the chance to enter the school, confront the assailant, and protect themselves from the rifle bullet.

The SROs would benefit from the tactical shields, according to Don Webster of HEMSI, and departments should work together in the event of an active shooter incident.

Since Madison County has a long history, there have been a few incidents over the years, according to Webster. Furthermore, having drills and practising is important if you want a proper strategy to be in place because the circumstance is very real. Pastor Hall anticipates that the SROs will receive the new shields this spring.

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