It doesn’t go far enough. One officer can NOT be on the whole campus at all times.
I worked in a school office, and any one of us would’ve let that “man” through security. Because. We. Knew. Him.
I’m VERY serious in my belief that the teachers need to be trained and carry all the time.
“Im VERY serious in my belief that the teachers need to be trained and carry all the time.”
At least the front desk people - those who are first to greet any and all visitors.
I doubt we could get that implemented, but if we could, I like your plan better than mine.
That would be fine except that most teachers are liberals and would refuse. The whole mindset needs to be addressed. Guns are tools, for good and evil. Right now, they consider them evil in every aspect. Until that changes, then we will continue to see the gun control rants and no viable solutions.
This troubled young man intended to suicide and wanted to take as many easy targets as possible with him. A school is the ultimate candy store to someone in that state. If he has known there was a possibility that someone was armed, well, he may have chosen differently, or, there may have been a different outcome.
The only armed guard arrangement that would work is to station an armed man in bullet proof cupola ABOVE the main ~ and ONLY entrance ~ just like liquor stores do it.
I don't agree.
There is a good reason all police officers are automatically suspended from duty when they have used lethal weapons.And they are supposedly in continuous training to respond appropriately!
As a student,I watched an armed school security guard lock school doors and watch, while I and another female student were brutally beaten and kicked by six male students.
We two Caucasian female students were “blamed” for the ensuing riot...Oh the joys of forced racial integration!...but even then, there were no deaths involved.
In this Sandy Hook School massacre, having sifted through and found the actual facts from hundreds of “reports”, it appears the maniac shot his way through the entry, and in a very short time period, murdered his pre-planned targets, before killing himself.
All the school teachers who locked down their classrooms, hid the children, and/or otherwise followed emergency procedures instead of confronting the crazed shooter,saved the rest of those children by denying him additional targets.
The shooter was active for less than five minutes.
Closer to two minutes.
I am certain it felt like an eternity for all those who were there, but it was not something an armed teacher in a locked down classroom could do anything about, if his/her primary responsibility was to protect the children under his/her care.
Watch some video of the Chicago teachers strike. do you really want to arm those people?