Shaquille O'Neal, a Florida resident, former Magic center and occasional sheriff's deputy, was asked yesterday what we should do about school shootings, and his answer is basically let's just pack schools with as many cops as possible.
During an interview on WABC Radio's "Curtis and Cosby
" show, Shaq had some new and interesting ideas for using police officers at schools.
"The government should give law enforcement more money. Give more money, you recruit more people, and the guys that are not ready to go on the streets, you put them in front of the schools. You put 'em in front of the schools, you put 'em behind the schools, you put 'em inside the schools, and we need to pass information. ... I would like to see police officers in schools, inner cities, private schools."
Despite cops already being placed at schools as resource officers, Shaq surprisingly stopped short of suggesting using cops as playground equipment, lunchroom tables, or load-bearing support beams.
Shaq, who also stated that gun reform can't possibly work because there are already too many guns on the streets
, has said in the past that he plans on running for Sheriff in 2020.
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