Protect Our Kids

Every parent’s nightmare is that something bad will happen to their child at school. In an era when murderers have targeted places where children study and play, educators’ responsibility to protect them has become vastly more important, and difficult.

So, when a student in Irving, Texas – who happens to be Muslim – brought to school Monday a device he had built that looked uncannily like the electronic trigger for an improvised explosive device, the faculty did the appropriate thing: They suspended him and called the police, who followed established protocols and removed the student.

Islamic supremacists and their apologists immediately denounced the response as “Islamophobia.” President Obama elevated the victimhood meme by inviting the boy to the White House – a message certain to discourage teachers and school administrators from doing what they must to keep our kids safe.

Remember: See something, say something.

About Frank Gaffney, Jr.

Frank Gaffney is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. Under Mr. Gaffney's leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters. Mr. Gaffney formerly acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy during the Reagan Administration, following four years of service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy. Previously, he was a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee under the chairmanship of the late Senator John Tower, and a national security legislative aide to the late Senator Henry M. Jackson.