NRA makes safety recommendations for schools
WASHINGTON (CNN) - A task force launched by the National Rifle Association made recommendations Tuesday to improve safety at schools across the country.
In addition to being a candidate for Arkansas governor, Asa Hutchinson is director of the National School Shield Program. He said just changing the position of surveillance cameras can make a difference.
"We find that many of them have surveillance cameras but the monitoring might be at the ceiling level rather than at the eye level," said Hutchinson. "A simple change that is a vulnerability but can be done better."
"I think politics needs to be sort of set aside here," said Mark Mattiolli, the father of one of the children killed in the Newtown, Conn., massacre. "And [I] hope it doesn't, you know, lead to name-calling but rather this is recommendations for solutions, real solutions that will make our kids safer."
Some of the other suggestions included a training program to arm school personnel and developing an online assessment tool that lets administrators gauge schools' security.
The National School Shield Program was organized after the Newtown, Conn., school massacre.