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For teachers, school security jumps to forefront after Newtown shootings
NBC News ^ | December 18, 2012 | Kari Huus

Posted on 12/18/2012 6:20:30 PM PST by MinorityRepublican

When Monday morning came — the first day back after a gunman killed 20 first-graders in Connecticut — Texas school teacher Kelly Froemming found herself looking at her classroom for its prospects as a bunker.

There was perhaps enough room for kids to hide under her desk and under a table. Her classroom door can be locked from the inside and she has an oversized filing cabinet that she could use as an additional barricade.

"We do have intruder drills," said Froemming, who teaches gifted students at a grade school in Plano, Texas. The mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary on Friday "makes it more real. It makes it scarier. You think about the logistics of what might happen and how you could protect the kids."

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1 posted on 12/18/2012 6:20:32 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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2 posted on 12/18/2012 6:21:12 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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what good is "hiding" under a table, for cripe's sake - and I bet she can't even move the filing cabinet.
3 posted on 12/18/2012 6:23:18 PM PST by grobdriver
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Just freeze and hope the shooter doesn’t notice.

Bunnies, nothin but bunnies. (Also known as prey)


4 posted on 12/18/2012 6:36:03 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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"We do have intruder drills," said Froemming

- where they all bunch up in one area and wait for the intruder. Pure insanity.

5 posted on 12/18/2012 6:46:04 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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I am a 4th grade teacher, and I did just that. I now have a plan in my head as to how I will barricade my door. A storage cabinet will be moved right beside my door. It can easily be scooted in front of the door. I also have tables that will be placed against the storage cabinet. By the time I finish, it would be difficult for anyone to enter the room easily and quickly. This incident is weighing heavy on educators across this nation. Students are also becoming more violent and lack a sense of right and wrong. Our problems are only going to deepen if we do not figure out what to do and quickly. Gun control is not the answer. As a teacher who has a permit, I would readily agree to intense training to be able to carry in a school. We need to get back to the basics of teaching right and wrong, good and evil. Most of the students in my class do not even go to church or have any basic knowledge about God. It is a truly sad eye opener. I am doing everything I can possibly do while teaching history to introduce them to the basics of religion.


6 posted on 12/18/2012 6:51:29 PM PST by Sallygal
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We need to get back to the basics of teaching right and wrong, good and evil.

While school shootings peaked around 1929 (The end of the last big progressive uprising in America) I agree that the root of our current problems are in the formative year schooling and homelife. Some pretty heavy and twisted stuff is being dumped on some awfully young children these days.
7 posted on 12/18/2012 7:04:51 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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If I were a teacher in today’s America, nobody would ever know i had it.


8 posted on 12/18/2012 7:11:03 PM PST by DeepInTheHeartOfTexas
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but just in the gun free zones


9 posted on 12/18/2012 8:07:10 PM PST by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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Most of the students in my class do not even go to church or have any basic knowledge about God.

Depending on which Church, that is probably a good thing. Many of the smaller church's in the country (i.e the typical white church in town) are part of larger denominations. For example Obama attended a church affiliated with the United Church of Christ when he was in IL.

The one thing these have in common, if you look at the "home office" website is that they are far left groups that call them selves a "church." The Bible has been replaced with feel good community activism first that they may or may not find a way to justify it in the Bible. Since the shooting many have taken the MSNBC route of gun control.

They are the loudest opponents of the "mega church" with the stage, theater lighting, video walls, band etc. as they claim it is not a church because of that. They never discuss the fact that many times the "mega church" teaches from the Bible and doesn't inject their personal political views into their messages and beliefs.

10 posted on 12/18/2012 8:11:44 PM PST by matt04
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sally, there are only two options. Fight or flight. If you are armed then by all means fight. If you have no time to flee then put a pencil is his eye if you can. But if you have time smash the windows out and get your kids out of the kill zone. Huddling in corners is never a good idea. I wish you the best of luck and as a man with children and grandchildren I have the utmost respect for those women who tried to do something in Newtown. But it was all futile. THEY NEVER HAD A CHANCE.


11 posted on 12/18/2012 8:12:43 PM PST by jwalsh07
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“Huddling in corners is never a good idea.”

My sister told me this evening that she works with someone who has a stepdaughter in the Sandy Hook school.

She was not in the rooms that Adam Lanza entered, but the kids hid in a small bathroom adjoining the classroom.

She’s still here, “good idea” or not.
You do what you have to do.


12 posted on 12/18/2012 8:54:10 PM PST by Road Glide
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...at least she’s thinking about it; will be better off should something happen.

You would be surprised at how many people, over 10 years since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, are still more worried about an earthquake in a low-severity zone than an ‘active-shooter’ scenario. Terminal case of rectal defilade...


13 posted on 12/18/2012 9:28:01 PM PST by castlebrew (Gun Control means hitting where you're aiming!))
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But 20 are not here and I will hazard a guess that they were huddled together in a classroom. You’re right, you do what you have to do but doing some things are better than doing other things. I taught my children and now my grandchildren to act in the face of danger. Either fight or flight. And for little kids ideally the flee as fast as they can to the nearest place of refuge.


14 posted on 12/18/2012 9:36:12 PM PST by jwalsh07
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