During this week, I have paid visits to a few area schools. My looks don’t fit the “profile”...but I could just be crazy, too. In both schools, I was able to walk right in and wander around for approx. 3 minutes. That was all the time I could take.
At one school, I called the Sup after school was out and told him what I saw. I saw a school with no security whatsoever. And plenty of target rich environments (yeah, that’s a crude, visceral way to put it, but remember, I’m going into these schools trying to think like a bad guy). He was appalled, and admitted they had some “hardening up” to do. He was able to assure me that every classroom has an egress window. I think he got that the whole “hide in a closet” thing wouldn’t work anymore.
Next school...entirely glass entrance. sign says “everyone must check in”. Well, again, I’m a bad guy. I don’t pay attention to those signs. Hell, I prolly got my gun illegally, too. Big STOP sign in front of the principles office. I told the secretary (after I did my walk thru) that, as a bad guy, I probably would have shot the heck outta the sign, JUST BECAUSE I COULD!) Saw several staff, who mostly smiled and said hi to me. Again, many doors open, many rooms filled, kids all over the hall.
I explained what I was doing to the secretary and she was very upset because just the day before, 3 parents were sent back to her office because they didn’t check in. The school was so proud of itself...until I showed up.
Please note: the above scenarios were carried out in an effort to protect my grandchildren. I have a CPL and I follow all the rules. What have YOU all done to help insure your kids’ safety?
After school, I see a bunch of kids walking home. Target rich environment doesn’t have to be inside the school.
Are you FReeping from jail? What you did is only a notch or two better than the fool with the board who was arrested.
You’re lucky the school authorities didn’t call the cops and file a report on you after you fessed up.