Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has inserted herself into a school safety debate in Indiana. Training for active shooter situations has received press in the Hoosier state as teachers say they were shot at with pellet guns by police officers during the drills.
Tony Katz agrees: shooting the teachers is ridiculous. However, the commentary and ham-fisted argument of Rep. Ocasio-Cortez on school safety – that it is not necessary to train teachers and students for active shooter situations if we had, among other things, universal background checks and safe storage laws – is not just wrong, it’s ugly and dangerous.
“Can’t you (Rep. Ocasio-Cortez) stop just for a moment?” says Tony. “We’re talking about the lives of children. Why is it that you’re ok with children and teachers not being trained to deal with problematic, dangerous situations?”