Flashback: Bill Clinton Pledges Funds to Add Police to Schools

Posted by on Dec 21, 2012 at 3:12 pm

For all the derision from the media today about the NRA suggesting there should be police on guard at schools, where was the mockery in 1999?

Marking the first anniversary of the shooting deaths at Columbine High School, President Clinton announced $120 million in new federal grants Saturday to place more police officers in schools and help even the youngest kids cope with their problems.

“In our national struggle against youth violence we must not fail our children; our future depends on it,” the president said in his weekly radio address.

Yet today a major teacher’s union announced opposition to protecting children from would-be killers.

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