Joint Emergency Management Oversight Committee
Representative John Faircloth, Vice Chair
Senator Ronald Rabin, Vice Chair
February 21, 2018
Dear Representative Faircloth and Senator Rabin:
This is a follow up to a phone call to your offices on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 regarding the date, time, and location for the next Joint Emergency Management Oversight Committee meeting in March. I also would like to know if it is possible to address the Committee regarding giving school personnel the tools they need to protect children from mass murderers and ridding ourselves of gun free zones, – killing zones. Also, can a group come to address your Committee?
Children and school personnel should be protected and given a fighting chance to survive a school shooting. When prevention and intervention fail, and confrontation is the only option, well trained and armed school personnel become the last line of defense to save lives and better, they can prevent such incidents from occurring in the first place.
I am a retired teacher of 33 years. I currently substitute in the high schools in Henderson County. I do not feel safe in any of them, even with School Resource Officers in the building. They cannot be everywhere. There is little to no security. I have to beg for a key to a classroom.
I am organizing a School Safety Committee in Henderson County for the purpose of bringing this issue to our School Board and the our legislature. There must be a political will to bring about positive change locally and at the state level. I do believe this has to be a joint community and law enforcement effort. There must be a political will to bring about these needed changes. We protect government buildings, airports, and the Oscars, but we can’t protect our children?
There are sheriffs, legislators, and other school districts across the country who are formulating plans and legislation to finally address the insanity of gun free zones on school campuses. Some of them are listed below, including Speaker Tim Moore’s new committee to study school safety and Rep Larry Pittman’s welcomed suggestion to train school personnel – teachers – to protect children.
I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your time and any assistance. And, Thank You for your service to our state.
Jane Bilello Home: 828 692 3117 Cell: 209 986 3845
218 Vincent Place
Hendersonville, NC 28739
Home: 828 692 3117
Cell: 209 986 3845
CC: Rep. Cody Henson, Rep. Larry Pittman, Rep. Michael Speciale, Speaker Tim Moore
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“If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in overnment, our country will stand in need of its most experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.” Samuel Adams, 1776.
That time has come! JB