Last weekend, Senator Lindsey Graham (R. SC) tweeted that he wants military veterans to go through school security training to work in school districts:
“We have hundreds of thousands of well-trained former military members who could bring a lot to the table in terms of school safety. ROTC instructors with firearms training should be allowed to possess weapons to enhance school security.”
He said that he wants to start working on creating a certification process for veterans to undergo such training.
Graham’s tweets come after the shooting in Uvalde, Texas that left 19 elementary school students and two of their teachers dead and sparked another round of debates on gun control. Last Thursday night, President Joe Biden addressed the country, begging for congress to take action.
“It is time to mobilize our retired and former service members who are willing to help secure our schools. Our schools are soft targets. They contain our most valuable possession — our children, the future of our country — and must be protected.”
Graham ended the Twitter thread by claiming that schools need to have the same level of security as do courthouses, banks and capitol buildings.