Conor McGregor hires armed guard to protect kids from US school shootings

Conor McGregor hires armed guard to protect kids from US school shootings

Conor McGregor has disclosed that he has enlisted an armed guard to safeguard his children due to concerns over school shootings in the US.

This Crumlin native is currently with his fiancee Dee Devlin and his three children, while working on the show The Ultimate Fighter in Las Vegas, and has given his thoughts in the same week another school shooting occurred in America.

This week, six people were shot dead in the latest school shooting in America. The shooting happened in a private Christian school in Nashville.

Three nine-year-old children, Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs, and William Kinney, were among the victims, while three adults named Katherine Koonce, Michael Hill, and Cynthia Peak, also lost their lives in the tragedy.

The shooter named Audrey Hale was armed with two assault rifles and a pistol and shot her way into the school.

Hale was eventually stopped after being gunned down by police. It was also revealed by police that Hale had a manifesto detailing the plan of the attack.

The attack was the 131st mass shooting in the US so far in 2023, according to the Gun Violence Archive.

Speaking after the tragedy, McGregor revealed in a series of deleted tweets that he had hired someone to protect his kids while he was in the US.

"Amber alert" to my phone while here in Orlando," he said.

"A smart and quick setup that alerts everyone there is a child missing and with a full description and details also. Very smart. I would like to see armed protection at each school also.

"I have had my children at school here while stateside and have had my own armed guard present at the school. This was prior to the most recent school shooting also.

"If she shot her way into that school from the outside, my guard, who is tucked away, armed, and unseen, would have seen her and taken her down. Saving those children's lives.

"May God and his best people on this earth protect our children!"