Could you please add ‘(GA)’ to the title? I forgot to. Thanks.
There is nothing new here. Growing up in Brooklyn (There is only one real one.);o) in the 50’s, we had a beat cop at the school. Yes, an armed policeman patrolling the perimeter. It was a time when only one cop was needed for about 3500 HS students. At the end of the 60’s and into the 70’s they increased it to a squad car or two, especially on event nights. I don’t know how many are there today. The elementary schools had locked doors with the janitor holding the keys. I don’t ever recall any incidents occurring in any of the surrounding elementary schools in all the years I was there. Its a shame that we have become a society where a person must be armed to protect that which is valued by them. It has become a dangerous world since the 50’s, we can no longer leave our doors open or leave our keys in the car. I hear that the school I once attended now has a metal detector they have to pass through. Another local HS had to close because they were no longer able to educate the students? We can now visualize a black uniformed guard with a MP 5 at the doorway with a German Sheppard at our elementary schools. Welcome to the 3rd world America.