Nearly two months ago, I wrote an opinion piece on the tragedy at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas. Since very little information was available then, and since much of the available information at the time was contradictory or just speculative, I opined on the tragedy based on my experience working in this field.

Before I get into the heart of this piece, please let me give you all a disclaimer. All of the avid readers and members of SOFREP are undoubtedly familiar with my background, but for those who don’t know it, here it is.

I served in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years before leaving the Corps for “greener pastures.” I then went to college, earned my Journalism degree, and became a certified English teacher. I taught English for three years before leaving for my true passion: law enforcement. I was a police officer in a large midwestern city for the bulk of the last decade before being offered a position as a director of security for a school district in St. Louis that I couldn’t pass up. This will be my 4th year in that position.

So, in this piece, I’ll give my thoughts based on my time as a teacher, a police officer, a School Resource Officer, and a school district Director of Security. These thoughts are mine alone and are mainly based on the information available to the public to date and based partly on my experience in this type of work.