Sheriff Joe's Arpaio's solution to protecting school children: An armed volunteer posse

(NaturalNews) He’s known for his outside-the-box approach to law enforcement, and his most recent idea for protecting school children from crazed killers is just as non-mainstream, though it is a notion catching on with other law enforcement personnel in more communities around the country.

Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio, known for his tough, unconventional methods of incarceration (making prisoners wear pink jumpsuits and peddle bicycles to generate enough power to watch television), came out in support of placing at least one armed teacher in each school in his jurisdiction, following the mid-December massacre of 20 Kindergarteners and six adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

But now, he’s taking that a step further. In a bold statement Dec. 28, Arpaio said he favors putting an armed sheriff’s posse member in each school and that he would be prepared to do so within a week. Currently, there are roughly 50 schools in Maricopa County’s district.

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