School Security Industry Booms After Parkland

School safety is being called the “Wild Wild West” as tech firms compete to offer hardware to “harden” schools. Industry lobbying helped Congress draft a law that committed $350 million to equipment and other school security measures over the next decade, even though research does not support claims that high-tech hardware and gadgets will save lives.

Hundreds of Armed Texans Protect School Students

About 165 Texas teachers and other school employees are expected to be authorized to carry firearms in public schools this fall to fend off armed intruders — a fivefold boost in less than three months. Only Florida has approved a similar program. Measures to arm school employees failed in 16 states.