SOLON, Ohio, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Administrators in every school across the country can take a simple step to increase school security today by adding Mace pepper spray to their safety plan. While debates about gun regulation continue, Mace pepper spray is a non-lethal defense option that can heighten any school's security preparedness.
"I wish our schools could be 100% safe for our kids. But since that's not the case, I want every school in this country to be as safe as possible. Mace is a safe, easy-to-train, easy-to-use, cost-effective, non-lethal method for slowing down a potential attacker until first responders can arrive. In an attack situation, Mace can save innocent lives," said John McCann, President and CEO of Mace Security International.
Security experts believe that every school in this country needs a comprehensive safety strategy. Mace can play an important role in a school's safety plan because it empowers every adult in a school -- teachers, principals, and cafeteria and maintenance staff -- to help keep kids safe. Pepper spray can't stop a bullet, but it can slow down a potential attacker until first responders can arrive.
The use of Mace is already part of the National Institute of Justice's Continuum of Force guidelines for handling stressful or potentially lethal situations:
- Officer's presence (commanding and authoritative presence)
- Verbal commands (voice commands)
- Passive control (physically moving a person)
- Pepper spray (To shut down vision and disturb the breathing)
- Defensive body tactics (hands-on tactics)
- Impact weapons (batons)
- Lethal force (firearms)