In this edition of What The Community Has To Say, Guy Minnis talks about not having security personnel at each of the schools to protect the children from an active shooter event. This segment aired on Thursday, February 1st.
Dr. David B. Smith is the Superintendent of the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation, the third largest school district in the state of Indiana and the largest in Southern Indiana.
The EVSC has an enrollment of almost 23,000 students. The district covers 241 square miles and is comprised of urban, suburban and rural areas. The EVSC has 39 schools, including five specialized schools and six specialized programs and many early childhood learning centers.
Dr. Smith why do we not have security personnel in place at each school to protect our children from an active shooter event? I have a plan that I have been working on for years that will provide professional security for our students in each and every school.
Will you please sit down and talk to me Dr. Smith? You and I have the welfare of our children in our hearts. Let’s sit down and talk about my plan to protect our children. If you will, I can promise that other school districts throughout Southern Indiana will follow suit.
Currently it is impossible for law enforcement to secure so many schools over such a broad area. Please Dr. Smith, let’s get something done about this problem and let’s do it now.
I’m Guy Minnis, and that’s what I have to say.