Based on the searches I have done online, there is every indication that Sidwell Friends School has maintained an armed security detail for a long time, long before the Obama girls showed up with their Secret Service Detail.
The Google Search Link for the search words “sidwell friends security” as follows :(the pertinent link is titled: Sidwell School Friends: Directory – approximately the 7th and 8th links displayed in the search)::::
That links to a listing of names, phone numbers and email links to the security detail currently on staff at Sidwell, from their own website.
Now, the following link is a link from the Sidwell Friends website that is a posting from their Human Resources Department seeking a “Special Police Officer”, or, in DC lingo, an SPO. These are common in DC and a DC-SPO license includes carrying a firearm. Private Security in DC is big business, for obvious reasons.
See for yourselves. And I find the haphazard, slipshod reporting on this fact as a clear slant and bias against the NRA. You can attack the NRA’s message, tactics, but facts are that this school is comprised of very wealthy students, sons/daughters of CEO’s, elected government officials and others. This school has maintained an armed security detail for years.
The Obama girls and their Secret Service Detail is IN ADDITION TOO the Sidwell Friends Security Department, which has armed guards for their entire student body’s safety.