Title of Bill: K-9s for Kids, Federal Public Schools Invasion/Terrorist Prevention, Canine Tactical Enforcement, Detection and Protection Act
Preamble: Whereas, there have been a total of 137 fatal school shootings killing 297 victims since 1980. Elementary schools saw the fewest shootings (17), high schools saw the most (62) with each decade increasing the numbers of shootings. Recorded mass school violence go all the way back to 1927 to the Bath School Bombing: however, the school massacre that occurred Dec. 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary leaving 27 victims, including 20 children, and the killer dead, and third-worst school attack in history after the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre (http://www.slate.com/authors.chris_kirk.html) calls for action by demand of the citizens of the United States of America.
Section 1: Let this bill be cited as, “K-9s for Kids”
a. Establishment. - "There is established a Department of Homeland Security, as an executive department of the United States within the meaning of title 5, United States Code. Let the K-9s for Kids fall under the support and direction of the Department of Homeland Security.
b. Mission: Under the support of the Department of Homeland Security let it be lawful to use Canine Tactical Enforcement in our public schools under the mission of the Department of Homeland Security mission to
) In General. - The primary mission of the Department is to
(A) prevent terrorist attacks within the United States;
(B) reduce the vulnerability of the United States to terrorism; and
(C) minimize the damage, and assist in the recovery, from terrorist attacks that do occur within the United States." (From the Homeland Security Act 2002)
Section3: The citizens of the United States of America suggest that the use of canines in our public schools provide the following benefits to our schools.
a. Canines accomplish effective methods of protection and detection
b. Canines are proven to be a deterrent to criminal activity
c. Canines accomplish many aspects of security without upsetting the sense of community we need in our school. We do not want our schools to achieve a prison like atmosphere.
Section 4: This bill shall go into effect 91 days after it’s passage.
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