Tuesday, February 9, 2016
FASTER Saves Lives program recommended to be adopted at first Connecticut school
by Chad D. Baus
3:00PM FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 05, 2016
Just over three years after a deadly attack on an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut inspired Buckeye Firearms Foundation to begin a program to arm school faculty, news media in the Constitution State are reporting that the Foundation's FASTER Saves Lives program is being considered for adoption in a Kent, CT school just 40 miles from Sandy Hook Elementary.
Town selectmen have asked the Board of Education to consider adopting a school safety program that includes arming teachers and other school staffers with guns.
By a 2-1 vote earlier this week, the Board of Selectmen agreed to recommend the “FASTER Saves Lives” program, which was developed by Ohio’s Buckeye Firearms Association in the aftermath of Sandy Hook and other school shootings.