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Newtown schools chief urges continued police guard
Associated Press ^ | Jan. 10, 2013 7:18 AM EST

Posted on 01/10/2013 6:07:22 AM PST by Olog-hai

Newtown, Conn.’s schools superintendent is urging an indefinite police presence at the district’s schools to allay fears among parents and children about gun violence.

The News Times reports that Superintendent Janet Robinson says children have not ventured outside school for recess because of anxiety. …

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; newtown; nra; sandyhook; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/10/2013 6:07:33 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I understand that they have concerns but now it seems that there is an irrational fear based strictly on emotions. Which means the bad guys have achieved what they wanted. The odds would seem to be on their side that this is not likely to happen again in Newtown. Do they have any memorial/commemorative wrist bands made up yet? For morale reasons, maybe hussein (NO morals) should have the girls attend classes in Newtown for a while to show that there is nothing to fear.

Stop radical left wing extremists. i.e. Liberals


2 posted on 01/10/2013 6:19:02 AM PST by rktman
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To: Olog-hai

I was in Korea at the time of the Khobar Towers bombing. My brigade commander, in discussing proactive vs. reactive activities, observed that we were great at gaurding smoking craters...


3 posted on 01/10/2013 6:26:04 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Olog-hai

The mass media are in the business of creating and amplifying anxiety. They have done what they set out to do. Now there is mass hysteria based on emotion, not reason.

The media will continue until “Newtown” is part of the American vocabulary, just like “Colombine” and “Katrina.”


4 posted on 01/10/2013 6:29:27 AM PST by I want the USA back (NRA Life member.)
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To: Olog-hai

I think it is cruel to have the kids continue school at that location, it should be razed and a memorial made to the victims on the site and a new school built.


5 posted on 01/10/2013 6:36:54 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Olog-hai

Those guards better not have guns . . . Obozo will take them away . . .


6 posted on 01/10/2013 6:39:48 AM PST by laweeks
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To: Olog-hai
The Schools superintendent seems to have come to the obvious conclusion -- gun-free zones do not work.

I'm not sure the media sees it, but it's right there in black and white: the head of the schools wants guns to be in the school.

7 posted on 01/10/2013 6:55:05 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: rktman

It may be a valid concern.

The concern is for mentally unstable people who crave attention. The Newtown kids are probably the most susceptible kids to copycat murders.

There are good guys, there are bad guys and there are nutcases. This is all about the nutcases.

Secondly, this is an admission that gun-free zones are not safe.

While Newtown itself is moderate, the towns east of Newtown are the most conservative towns in Connecticut. The neighboring town of Oxford has a more conservative voting record than Texas. Monroe (the town that gave Newtown a replacement school to use for the surviving Newtown kids) is solidly conservative.


8 posted on 01/10/2013 7:28:37 AM PST by kidd
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To: yldstrk

The kids are going to school in a new building one town over.


9 posted on 01/10/2013 7:34:54 AM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Olog-hai; Regina
Superintendent Janet Robinson says children have not ventured outside school for recess because of anxiety.

Anxiety?? No, there's still snow on the wet ground, and it's cold outside.

Janet is also being very vague and in her e-mail updates to Newtown parents and not responding to requests for more information on future security procedures.

It's also still very easy to enter/access certain Newtown schools right in front of parked police, and no one stops you once inside - going to the front office is requested but voluntary. FAIL

10 posted on 01/10/2013 7:35:28 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Olog-hai

“...allay fears among parents and children about gun violence.”

Maybe they ought to start rounding up all those free-range psychopaths they’ve been playing catch-medicate-release with all these years.


11 posted on 01/10/2013 7:36:56 AM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: I want the USA back

“The media will continue until “Newtown” is part of the American vocabulary, just like “Colombine” and “Katrina.”

Its total coordination now between media and the political/industrial complex.

Goebbels had nothing on the current pimps in the mainstream media.

Another meme to add to your list, “Gun Violence”. We are not regulating guns, it’s “gun violence”.

The brainwashing continues......


12 posted on 01/10/2013 7:51:35 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: PLMerite

Thank God.


13 posted on 01/10/2013 7:51:55 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: DTogo

It is because ole Janet has had to look directly into the face of the evil she denied existed and she is terrified.


14 posted on 01/10/2013 7:53:50 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Olog-hai

this is connecticut! Does this Police Chief not understand they don’t want gunmen around their school?


15 posted on 01/10/2013 7:57:18 AM PST by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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To: Olog-hai

Good time to close the gate...

...after the horses are out.


16 posted on 01/10/2013 7:58:14 AM PST by moovova
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To: Olog-hai

Aren’t the police carrying.......guns?
More guns, more guns, more guns. More guns in school to allay parent’s fears about gun violence.


17 posted on 01/10/2013 8:00:49 AM PST by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: rktman

It is not irrationale to have the police guarding schools for a bit while the community of families recovers from such a traumatic event and to give the townspeople time to figure out what to do about the failure of the “gun free zone” strategy.

If they still have teachers and staff disarmed and police in schools a couple years from now, they are dealing with mental illness issues (liberalism).

One thing that is true about school policing is that it always “progresses” into institutional guards controlling and abusing the inmates. So police guards can not be a permanent fix to the ignorance of creating schools as a “gun free zone.” Gun free zones are self defense free zones.


18 posted on 01/10/2013 8:13:46 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Olog-hai

I thought of an interesting twist on the “gun-free zones” argument.

What is the one place where you can never, EVER carry a weapon of any kind, from a handgun to knitting needles?

On board a commercial aircraft.

But if aircraft are so very safe and weapon-free, why do we have air marshals on just about every flight? Shouldn’t that argument apply to schools, too?


19 posted on 01/10/2013 8:22:45 AM PST by DNME (Without the Constitution, there is no legitimate U.S. government. Period.)
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To: Olog-hai
"Newtown schools chief urges continued police guard"

Ha Ha Ha Ha What a fool! Everyone KNOWS armed guards don't prevent shootings. You hear it every night on the network news. The commentators even laugh at the fools who believe otherwise. We need to make schools GUN FREE!

..........Oh, wait...........

20 posted on 01/10/2013 8:23:48 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: yldstrk
Asolutely....

I was appalled to see that they fixed up the temporary school to look just like the classrooms at Newtown.

Where's their brains????...everything the kids see in their "look a like" temporary school is a trigger...And they hear and feel the same emotions of that day. Dumb....just dumb...I can hear the shots as I write this. Imagine being in the classroom.

21 posted on 01/10/2013 8:34:16 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: DTogo
Anxiety?? No, there's still snow on the wet ground, and it's cold outside.

We have a winner!

If there is so much anxiety and schools are so dangerous, then why are they still attending schools? Why aren't they being homeschooled or in a highly secured private boarding school? Those parents who were filing suit against the state over the "foreseen" lack of security knowingly sent their kids to school every day for how many years... blah, it's all the same craziness.

22 posted on 01/10/2013 9:06:13 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: Olog-hai

Newtown parents want police to stay at schools

Email Story Print By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN, AP

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Some parents in Newtown are calling for police to stay at town schools indefinitely, saying the sight of uniformed officers is a comfort to their children in a town reeling from last month’s massacre inside an elementary school.

Excerpt, full story at this link: Newtown parents want police to stay at schools:

http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/news-national/20130110/US.School.Shooting.Security/

10,000 armed officers are in various schools around the nation.


23 posted on 01/10/2013 12:49:29 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Tagline space for rent to pay for some of my extra taxes the next 4 years!)
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