Holding high regard for Israel’s airport security, a central Florida sheriff on Monday took to Facebook, outlining new safety plans for the upcoming school year that are modeled on Israel airport security protocols.
Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey stated that school resource deputies will be outfitted in full tactical gear and weaponry in the wake of the deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas last May. He explained his plan to make it obvious to anyone intent on violence that Brevard County’s schools were exceptionally well defended, an approach that he said he learned from Israeli airport security.
Also speaking of an incident wherein a person went against the plan since it reminded them of walking through an Israeli airport, where submachines and other weapons are very much on display, Ivey explained that that was exactly his goal. “When’s the last time you read about someone shooting up an Israeli airport?” said Ivey. “You haven’t, and the reason for that is they are better prepared, better armed and better trained than anyone else, and they have won the war long before the battle was ever fought.”
Towards the end, he stated, “Folks let me be very clear. You are not coming into my schools and killing our children. I firmly believe if you do not meet violence with violence, you will be violently killed.”