Barry Donadio, a Candidate for Queen Anne’s County Commissioner in Maryland, says he will push for having a Police Officer in every school.
A Maryland Republican Politician is pushing for having a Police Officer in every school in his county. Barry Donadio is a former member of the U.S. Secret Service and now is President of a private security firm in Maryland.
Donadio said, “I have two beautiful daughters currently attending Queen Anne’s County Schools. I support our schools and applaud the steps already taken to keep our children safe, but more must be done, now. I want Police Officers in every one of our schools (including the elementary schools).”
“When I am elected, I am also going increase and improve physical security integrated with information technology security systems. This will allow law enforcement to be notified in real-time in order to decrease response time and mitigate injuries to our school staff and children.”
While other Politicians scramble to make new gun laws to limit the access of firearms (which may take years to take effect), Donadio says his idea to have Police in every school addresses the school safety issue now and not later.
“ With a Police Officer already there in the school, we have a very good chance at denying a target of opportunity to an assailant.” said Donadio.
Donadio is encouraging residents of the local community to not accept a lower standard of school safety than what he has suggested.
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