|Published:||Dec 21, 2012 6:38 PM EST|
|Updated:||Dec 21, 2012 6:39 PM EST|
LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County School leaders commented on the National Rifle Association's call for more security Friday. The school district says students and staff deserve for them to consider every proposal, including the NRA's.
"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," said Wayne LaPierre, who refused to take questions after making extended remarks.
Reaction from local parents was mixed Friday.
"I think it's frightening, absolutely frightening that they would even suggest that," Rosemary McDade said.
Conversely, Joe Dedominic is open to the idea.
"It's a heck of an idea, considering that there's not too many alternatives to protect the children," he said.
The NRA wants to see the so-called "school shield" program started "the first day forward, but Chief Administrative Officer of Lee County Public Schools Dr. Alberto Rodriguez says that's not possible.
"It's something that's going to require a lot of thought and it's not something we can just immediately jump onto that. There's going to be a lot of thought and cost analysis and soul searching quite frankly," Rodriguez said.