Broward County Schools Accept Defeat, Installs Bleeding Control Packs

Broward County Schools Accept Defeat, Installs Bleeding Control Packs

Schools ready for potential shooting incidents

Jim McCool
Jim McCool
March 1, 2022

After the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018, that left 17 innocent teachers and students dead, Broward County Schools has taken measures to ensure there isn't another school shooting in the county.

However, some tactics may be more reactive than preventative, such as gearing Virginia Shuman Young Elementary School and other schools with Bleeding Control Packs.

Many Americans grew worried that the students of today would become desensitized to mass shootings, but the policies implemented by schools might be the demoralizing factor behind this.

In Virginia Shuman Young Elementary School, they have already seemed to have accepted defeat.  The school has installed, "Public Access Bleeding Control 8-Packs," which are reactive safety measures for high-risk situations.

The equipment is said to be "life-saving, containing tourniquets, pressure dressing, and gauze bandages."  Essentially, tools you would need to use if someone were to be involved in a critical or traumatic condition.

While nobody wants to see violence break out on America's youth, there has been a stark divide on this very issue of preventing school shootings, and not simply accepting that they will happen.  Many Floridians still support arming teachers, such as Florida legislators who passed a bill that legalized arming teachers in 2019.

Republicans in favor of the 2019 bill cited a commission's investigation of the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in which the panel recommended arming teachers. The Herald notes the commission was led by Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, who has become a prominent advocate for increasing armed protection at schools.

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Jim McCool

Jim McCool

Jim is a graduate of Florida State University where he studied Political Science, Religion and Criminology. He has been a reporter for the Floridian since January of 2021 and will start law school in 2024.

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