California's Orange County school districts call the National Rifle Association’s position on protecting students from gun violence impractical.
Scott Martindale of the Orange County Register newspaper reports that Orange County school officials have called the National Rifle Association's stance on protecting students from gun violence impractical and overly simplistic, saying that installing armed guards on every campus won't solve the broader challenges of improving school safety.
Still, local officials said the NRA's position is just one of many national perspectives – along with state and local ones – that officials should be considering as campus safety issues are revisited in the coming weeks.
"There isn't one simple answer," Orange County schools Superintendent Al Mijares said. "To think you're just going to have someone at the door with a firearm and that's the end of the discussion, there's more to it than that. It also requires people working together and creating a network of safety among parents, teachers, support staff and students."
After a weeklong silence following the Connecticut school shootings, the National Rifle Association on Friday called for a program to arm and train guards in schools as the best way to protect children from gun violence.