Sandy Hook School Shooting

Sen. Boxer Proposes National Guard Troops in Schools

The panic never ends

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Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., proposed using National Guard troops to help make schools across the nation safer and avoid another shooting like last week at Sandy Hook.

"Three hundred million weapons are out there, nothing I know is going to change that. And in the meantime we better—we darn better—keep our kids safe," Sen. Boxer said at a press conference on Capitol Hill Wednesday. "And if we avoid looking at that question I think we are failing."

The Save Our Schools Act (SOS) would allow the federal government to reimburse Governors who want to use National Guard troops in schools and is modeled after the National Guard program that allows governors to use the Guard to assist with law enforcement efforts related to drug interdiction activities.