WASHINGTON - t he National Rifle Association unveiled its proposals to make schools safer, and the group had support from the father of a Newtown victim.
The pro-gun group released a 225-page report on how schools can improve safety.
The report main focus is school resource officers -- something one Mark Mattioli believes in. He lost a child in the Newtown tragedy.
Mattioli said “as parents, we send our kids off to school, and there are certain expectations, and at Sandy Hook, those expectations weren't met.”
The NRA created the national school shield program following December’s deadly shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
Experts spent the past 3 months analyzing school security around the country -- finding best practices, and areas of weakness.
The national school shield has 8 main recommendations -- most include creating school resource officer positions, improving their training, and arming some school staff members.
The national school shield program is also creating an online tool. so school districts around the country can evaluate their own security standards... then find ways to improve them.
The National Rifle Association is pushing for congress to make funding a priority for schools that want to implement more safety measures