Florida Sheriff Vows to Give ALL Officers in Schools Tactical Gear and Assault Rifles in Video

Florida Sheriff Vows to Give ALL Officers in Schools Tactical Gear and Assault Rifles in Video

Florida sheriff vows to give tactical gear and assault rifles to ALL officers in local schools in defiant video address – saying ‘our children and teachers will be protected at all costs’

  • Brevard Sheriff Wayne Ivey announced Tuesday in a Facebook video that school deputies will be both armed with large rifles and will wear “tactical” uniforms
  • “I firmly believe that if you do not counter violence with violence, you will be killed violently,” he said
  • In the past, the county has forced lawmakers to keep larger guns in their vehicles unless there was an emergency
  • “This new style of unified and tactical readiness gives our team members the advantage and ability to respond to the threat immediately,” Ivey said

A Florida sheriff recorded a message to welcome children back to school, promising that officers would be armed in their presence and ready for possible mass shootings.

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey announced Tuesday in a Facebook video that school deputies will be both armed with large rifles and will wear “tactical” uniforms on campus.

Standing in front of a green screen displaying his badge and quotes from himself and Sun Tzu, he promises to do whatever it takes to keep the students safe.

Ivey emphatically tells any would-be shooter, “They don’t come into our schools and kill our children. I firmly believe that if you do not counter violence with violence, you will be killed violently.’

The entire clip is overlaid with a screen showing a quote from Sun Tzu: “Every battle is won or lost before it’s ever fought!!” This is technically apocryphal as the quote actually reads: “Every battle is won, before it is ever carried out”.

A Florida sheriff recorded a message to welcome children back to school, promising that officers would be armed in their presence and ready for possible mass shootings

Alternating quotes in Ivey's video included

Alternating quotes in Ivey’s video included “It Takes A Community To Protect A Community!!”

Elsewhere the quote is replaced by: “It takes a community to protect a community!” and “Our children and teachers will be protected at all costs!”. and ‘They don’t come into our schools and kill our children!’

The announcement was intended to reassure students and parents after a school year that ended with the Uvalde, Texas massacre.

In the past, the county has forced lawmakers to keep larger guns in their vehicles unless there was an emergency.

Ivey anticipated questions about long gun officers in schools: “My answer to that was simple. When was the last time you heard someone shot at an Israeli airport? you didn’t And the reason is that they are better prepared.”

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey announced Tuesday in a Facebook video that school deputies will be both armed with large rifles and will wear

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey announced Tuesday in a Facebook video that school deputies will be both armed with large rifles and will wear “tactical” uniforms on campus

Ivey emphatically tells any would-be shooter, “They don't come into our schools and kill our children.  I firmly believe that if you do not meet violence with violence, you will be killed violently.

Ivey emphatically tells any would-be shooter, “They don’t come into our schools and kill our children. I firmly believe that if you do not meet violence with violence, you will be killed violently.

In the past, the county has forced lawmakers to keep larger guns in their vehicles unless there was an emergency

In the past, the county has forced lawmakers to keep larger guns in their vehicles unless there was an emergency

The sheriff claims the new protocol will be more effective: “This new-style unified and tactical readiness gives our team members the advantage and ability to meet the threat immediately with the force needed to eliminate the shooter and that.” to save lives of innocent teachers and children’.

The sheriff, who has been on duty since 2012 and has been in law enforcement for three decades, cited the lack of preparation for the Uvalde shooting, which has sparked outrage locally and nationally.

Ivey wants Brevard County schools to be “hard targets” and show that all officers serving on school campuses “are serious.”

A North Carolina county also previously announced that they will have AR-15s in schools this year.

Madison County Schools are stepping up campus security for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year by teaming up with Madison County Sheriff’s Buddy Harwood to install high-powered weapons that could be used in the event of an enemy intruder.

“We were able to place an AR-15 rifle and a safe in all of our schools in the county,” Harwood said. “We also have tools to break into these safes. We have extra magazines of ammo in those safes.”

There have been 27 school shootings so far this year.

Maddison County Sheriff Buddy Harwood cited the importance of self-defense against active shooters and the shortcomings in local authority response to the Uvalde shooting as reasons for implementing the new on-site security measures

Maddison County Sheriff Buddy Harwood cited the importance of self-defense against active shooters and the shortcomings in local authority response to the Uvalde shooting as reasons for implementing the new on-site security measures

The Uvalde shooting at Robb Primary School was the deadliest school shooting in a decade. In 2012, a shooter in Connecticut opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children as young as 6 at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The total number of deaths in May also surpassed that of the 2018 attack on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which killed 17 people.

The “AR-15” is also the name of the much-maligned semi-automatic rifle used in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary shootings in Connecticut, May’s shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shootings .