Schools Training Kids To Be Field Medics In Lieu Of Gun Control

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“While the gun violence debate has focused on how to stop the epidemic of school shootings, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is taking a different approach: teaching school children how to adapt to them.

The DHS has issued a $1.8 million grant in order to create a program providing “lifesaving trauma training to high school age students for mass casualty events,” according to federal procurement records reviewed by TYT.

The training program, called “School-Age Trauma Training,” seeks to provide “the knowledge necessary to stabilize the injured and control severe bleeding until first responders arrive on the scene,” the documents state.

The procurement language does not identify the kinds of mass-casualty events for which children will be trained. Although the documents cite a 2014 DHS report as the program’s impetus, the grant follows widespread criticism of the failure by Congress and President Trump to enact major legislation in response to high-profile school shootings, including one at Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida. The Parkland shooting, carried out with an AR-15 assault rifle, left 17 people dead, mostly schoolchildren.”*

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