Steven Seagal, Joe Arpaio train school guards in Arizona
Infamously anti-immigrant Sheriff Joe Arpaio has enlisted actor Steven Seagal to train volunteers in the Phoenix-area in an effort to stop potential school shooters.
On Saturday at a school in Fountain Hills, Arpaio's staff members reportedly planned to run mock drills with fake gunmen, while Seagal "planned to lead training on hand-to-hand defense tactics, among other techniques, drawing from his expertise in martial arts, according to a sheriff's office news release," according to the Associated Press.
In the wake of the Newtown school shootings, Arpaio announced that he planned to use the armed guards for the "deterrence effect" for potential shooters. "Why would people complain about my posse being in front of schools to act as prevention?" Arpaio said in January in response to skepticism about his plan.
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