Osceola County School Resource officers claim to be receiving “the most extensive active-shooter training ever.” Let’s look at that training:

When they become an SRO, they receive 40 hours of training to become certified as SROs. The majority of that 40 hours is spent in crisis-intervention, bully-prevention, childhood development and psychology. What percentage of that is active shooter training? Ten percent? Less? Range time?

This summer, the deputies received another 36 hours of training. They spent a day of this in crisis intervention training, including roleplaying, learning how to listen, and talking to children in crisis. What does that have to do with active shooter training? How much of those 36 hours was range time? Less than 8 hours:

Lopez said all SROs also spent a full day on the firing range, practicing with handguns and long guns.

Look at this picture. They are practicing at a range of less than 10 feet. Zoom in on that target. Not exactly impressive for dealing with guns around lots of non threats, like a school full of kids. Keep in mind that your accuracy during static range time will be much better than during an actual shooter event.

How about the 50 foot rifle practice?

What the actual fuck? My daughter shot better than this when she was 12 years old. Maybe they are better with the shotguns. Let’s see.

Wait a minute. Those aren’t even cops. Those are the armed security guards that Osceola county is using as guardians instead of teachers. They can’t shoot for shit, either. Look at those shooting stances. What is that? 20 feet? Is some minimum wage asshole with a shotgun that he trains with at 20 feet going to rush a shooter to save your kids? Probably not.

Of course, it isn’t like this career donut eating, Farva looking fat ass is going to be rushing anyone without having to take a break, either.

So the average SRO has a total of 76 hours of training in operating in a school, and less training with guns than a barber does in cutting hair. That’s right- in Florida¬†more hours of training are required to be a barber¬†than are required to be a police officer.

What about teachers who are part of the guardian program? Well, aside from the fact that there are NO classroom teachers in Florida who are part of the guardian program, any teacher who would be part of it is required to receive 144 hours of use of force training. Contrast that with police officers. Most cops in Florida get 80 hours or less TOTAL of firearms training,  so even if you count the training they have to become SROs, Osceola SROs have more training than ever- 156 hours, which is only 16 hours more than a guardian, even though most of that time is spent jerking off while on the clock, but guardians can’t be trusted.


Steve S · August 9, 2022 at 8:29 am

Most active shooter training…
“How to follow Facebook and NOT ignore the warning signs.”

Good Donuts · August 9, 2022 at 12:06 pm

Do they have the Punisher logo on their sailfoams or cellphones?

Ratus · August 9, 2022 at 1:51 pm

Don’t forget DM, that the passing score in shooting for the teachers is 80% vs the 70% for cops.

joe · August 9, 2022 at 7:37 pm

hahahahaha…like a bunch of short bus riders who missed the bus…

Me myself and i · August 15, 2022 at 10:26 pm

To be fair you have skipped over mentioning an important item. The contracted security MUST have each officer qualify through the Florida Guardian Training. 144+ hours, 132hrs is range, shoot house and school simulated scenarios. Thousands of rounds fired and strict qualifications all the way out to 25 yard timed shooting. The guardians are fully capable with firearms.

    Divemedic · August 16, 2022 at 6:29 am

    Nope. Of that 144 hours,
    – 12 hours of it is in diversity training
    – 12 hours of it is in legal issues
    – 12 hours in psychological counseling
    – 12 hours of negotiation and counseling skills
    – only 80 hours in firearms training, and not all of that is range time.
    “Thousands of rounds” are not fired. In fact, the law says that the guardians must fire at least 90 percent, but no more than 120 percent, of what cops fire. The score they must get is 34 hits anywhere in the silhouette of a B-21 target out of 40 founds fired. I don’t think that is considered to be a good shot. Frankly, that sucks.

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