Fox guest dismisses concerns over flooding schools with armed security: "There's nothing to fear but fear itself"

Fox guest dismisses concerns over flooding schools with armed security: "There's nothing to fear but fear itself"

Armed guards and teachers have accidentally discharged weapons or left them unattended in schools multiple times

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From the May 18 edition of Fox News' Outnumbered Overtime:

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STEVE ROGERS (FORMER FBI JOINT TERRORISM TASK FORCE): People should be flooding their state legislatures -- and particularly the state as well as Congress -- with demands to bring police officers into school. Look, there's not going to be a wild west in the schools. I was a cop for 38 years. I was in the schools every day. 

HARRIS FAULKNER (HOST): Yeah. So what is the fear there? That's what -- you'll hear from some people, "Well, it's going to be this way."

ROGERS: Well, for some reason they fear that there's going to be untrained people in the schools with guns. There's just a lot of unnecessary -- "There's nothing to fear but fear itself," as Roosevelt said. So what we need to do is to take the action necessary, and that action is get cops in our schools as a first step. 

Related:

AP: More than 30 mishaps from armed adults at schools

Previously:

As news of Texas school shooting broke, Fox called for armed guards. After finding out there was an armed guard, Fox called for arming teachers.

After Florida school massacre, right-wing media call for more guns in schools (the school had armed security)

Fox's Chris Wallace calls arming teachers and putting more guns in schools a commonsense solution to school shootings

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