Firestorm® Releases New Insight Paper Discussing Ongoing National Debate-Arming School Employees

Should teachers be allowed to carry firearms in schools? Firestorm CEO, Harry Rhulen, provides insights on the Firestorm point of view

CEO and co-founder of Firestorm®, Harry Rhulen, recently discussed the ongoing National debate regarding arming school employees with firearms. Firestorm recognizes the importance of this discussion and presents Mr. Rhulen’s insights available via the Firestorm websiteHarry Picture

Many states are wrestling with the wisdom of allowing teachers and faculty to carry guns including Alabama, California, New Jersey and Oregon. In Ohio, more than 600 teachers had applied for training in the beginning of 2013.

Mr. Rhulen sheds light on the topic; are armed teachers a reasonable school preparedness tactic? “It can only be done with a tremendous amount of discipline, training, planning and education,” says Mr. Rhulen. In this newest insight paper from Firestorm, he  discusses what works for schools based on first-hand, on-the-ground experience with school violence.

About Harry Rhulen, CEO

Rhulen is the recognized expert on school and campus violence. Having led the team that was on the ground at Virginia Tech, and most recently working with Littleton, Columbine, Arapahoe and Platte Canyon schools, Harry’s crisis response experience extends beyond school shootings and includes incidents of sexual abuse, suicide, bullying, hazing, employee/student/domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse, social media risk behaviors, drowning and child pornography allegations.

About Firestorm

FIRESTORM® transforms crisis into value. The FIRESTORM PREDICT.PLAN.PERFORM.® methodology combines C-Suite level consulting, dynamic software solutions, and proven crisis management expertise to empower clients to create resilient organizations. FIRESTORM is a nationally recognized leader in Crisis Management, Continuity Planning, Critical Decision Support, Crisis Response, Crisis Communications, Crisis Public Relations and Consequence Management.

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