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Public Schools Installing "Panic Buttons"
http://atlanta.cbslocal.com/ ^ | February 22, 2013 | CBS Atlanta

Posted on 02/22/2013 7:24:54 AM PST by Biggirl

MARIETTA, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) — Marietta Public Schools have added “panic buttons” to its schools in response to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

WGCL-TV reports that these “panic buttons” will immediately place a call to 911 when pushed by school officials.

(Excerpt) Read more at atlanta.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: education; marietta; safety

1 posted on 02/22/2013 7:25:03 AM PST by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

When seconds count ...


2 posted on 02/22/2013 7:27:33 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Biggirl
these “panic buttons” will immediately place a call to 911 when pushed by school officials.

Good to know.

When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.

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This is another 'feel-good-ism' that is about as practical as bigger Gun Free Zone signs.
3 posted on 02/22/2013 7:31:45 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Biggirl

“That was EASY”


4 posted on 02/22/2013 7:32:09 AM PST by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: Biggirl
these “panic buttons” will immediately place a call to 911 when pushed by school officials.

How does the button know if it's being pushed by a school official?

5 posted on 02/22/2013 7:32:28 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Biggirl

It may help get EMS there sooner to clean up the bodies.

How about a portable panic device with a trigger and a lot of stopping power?


6 posted on 02/22/2013 7:33:45 AM PST by soycd
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To: Biggirl

Okay, so how many times are students going to press the panic button to get out of school early?


7 posted on 02/22/2013 7:34:42 AM PST by DouglasKC
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To: Biggirl

Whole new category to “pulling the fire alarm.”


8 posted on 02/22/2013 7:35:10 AM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: Biggirl

I guess those parents now can sigh with relief. The Sandy Hook cops were only 3 miles away and took 23 minutes to collect their gear and show up.


9 posted on 02/22/2013 7:36:23 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Biggirl

I have always thought a “Panic Button” was called a ‘trigger’.


10 posted on 02/22/2013 7:37:41 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Adder

11 posted on 02/22/2013 7:38:50 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: DouglasKC

I assume it/they will be located in the admin offices — probably under a locked cover to prevent accidental pushes.

==

Potential scenario:

[enter armed invader]

[Admin Barney Fife approaches, challenges, gets taken hostage.]

Witness: We have an armed invader. Someone push the panic button.

Admin aide: Okay, who has the key to unlock it?

Voice in the distance: Mr. Fife has the key.

Admin aide: Oh. Okay. Someone stick your head out the window and yell REALLY LOUD for the police.

==


12 posted on 02/22/2013 7:42:26 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy
Guess they never thought of our kids as "money in the bank".

Pull the damn fire alarm.....The police always come with them.

You need pocket doors that can be closed along a long hallway. Put the PERP in a box...not the kids.

13 posted on 02/22/2013 7:55:32 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Biggirl

Can the students press the bottom if they catch their teacher cheating?


14 posted on 02/22/2013 7:55:32 AM PST by moovova
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To: Biggirl

I have had panic buttons installed on each one of my firearms. They are installed inside the trigger guards.


15 posted on 02/22/2013 7:57:43 AM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: TomGuy

I was angered yesterday, I had to go downtown for a court proceeding. I dress for court wearing nice pants, tie and sport coat. So I left my usual companion (other than my Glock) SOG knife at home and carried my little two inch bladed Gerber finger-nail cleaner. I was not even allowed to carry that into the courthouse. I had to walk 5 blocks back to my truck to put it in away and return. I went in and felt really “safe” that there were 4 old and fat deputies manning the doors to protect me.

On a side note other than the attorneys and court personnel I was disgusted at the way people dress. Affirms one of the reason I don’t fly anymore so I don’t have to sit by some hipster sporting flip-flops and ragged clothes and his REI backpack and no deodorant. Church has become the same way.


16 posted on 02/22/2013 7:57:51 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: SkyDancer
Oh my, I suspect you don't endorse this new effort?... Instead of giving an insane person 23 minutes to reload and fire, now the speed record will have to fit within a fifteen minute span ... and yes, I meant to refer to this stupidity obliquely as 'speed record for reloads and firing'.

Democrip logic is that since an insane person was able to murder people in a mass shooting, ALL the potential victims now need to be ordered by the central oligarch government to be more vulnerable, and maybe the police departments will improve on their response times. I wonder if Joe Biteme would approve of every school having a double barreled shotgun in house? ... And to think a significant number of Americans voted to have such dead-soul idiot servants of usurpation running the country!

17 posted on 02/22/2013 7:58:04 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Biggirl

Or let us call it, “I did not study for the test next period button.”


18 posted on 02/22/2013 7:59:15 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Puppage

Thanks...for the life of me I cannot post pics. No matter how many times folks try to enlighten me.


19 posted on 02/22/2013 8:04:07 AM PST by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: Resolute Conservative

Your reply is spot on accurate. This sounds familiar when I go into the County building to buy new plates and/or pay registration (when I don’t mail-in on time). The attire, the condition of the security personnel - deplorable; not all, but most. And Church - mostly informal dress but appropriate.


20 posted on 02/22/2013 8:06:38 AM PST by lesko
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To: Biggirl
"... these “panic buttons” will immediately place a call to 911 when pushed by school officials."

Just what I would expect from school bureaucrats... only an official like a principal or vice principal would be allowed to push the panic button and I'm sure the teachers unions would find pushing panic buttons are not part of their union contracts or would demand extra compensation for the new responsibility of pushing panic buttons.

If we are to have safe schools let security professionals and law enforcement design the security systems not these idiot school administrators and bureaucrats.

21 posted on 02/22/2013 8:25:39 AM PST by The Great RJ
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When a liberal is about to lose a debate, leaving the conservative side as the only self-evident true option as a solution, muddy the waters or create a false hope symbol (panic button) to shut up the masses.


22 posted on 02/22/2013 8:29:22 AM PST by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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To: lesko

I usually go to traditional services at our church. It is at 8:30 and contemporary is at 11:00. The other day we went to contemporary and was amazed at the number of girls wearing strapless, having their bra strap visible, tight skinny jeans, and one girl in her pajama pants. We don’t let our girls dress like that for any event. Some of the women wore shirts with cleavage abundant. The boys wearing cargo or athletic shorts and t-shirts (one had holes in it) and flip flops. Half looked like they just got up. This big town Baptist Church is a far cry from the smaller, conservative Baptist Church we were members of for 15 years until we moved here.

I know the Lord doesn’t care so much and you may not can afford better (I find that hard to believe as every one of them had a iPhone and iPod), but I see it as a lack of respect for His house and for the other attendees. I find that the elder members turn a blind eye all in the effort to attract members. There is just no effort or pride on most peoples’ part anymore.


23 posted on 02/22/2013 8:30:33 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: moovova

On tests or on their spouses?


24 posted on 02/22/2013 8:32:27 AM PST by goldi
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To: Biggirl
Push the panic button and a fellow teacher will come running to throw pencils and scissors at the killer... Yep - gun free zones - where only the killer is armed.
25 posted on 02/22/2013 8:54:32 AM PST by GOPJ (To be free is to own one's risk - Jonathan Levy)
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To: goldi
"On tests or on their spouses?"

That's funny :-)

Remember the Hot'lanta cheating scandle? (I wonder how many STILL work there...most, probably).

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2868897/posts/

26 posted on 02/22/2013 9:00:31 AM PST by moovova
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To: Resolute Conservative

“The other day we went to contemporary and was amazed...”

You forgot the coffee bar, widescreen TV...and what I call the Yanni hymnal (almost hypnotic in notes and words, and BORING - give me that old time music).

Just silly stuff.


27 posted on 02/22/2013 9:09:16 AM PST by moovova
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To: Puppage

28 posted on 02/22/2013 9:12:53 AM PST by Jane Long (Whew...good to be back in FR Realville. Thanks Jim & John)
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To: moovova

Yeah. Public schools seem to be very forgiving when it involves school personnel, but let any kid make a finger gun and there’s hell to pay.

MA public schools should be abolished. They are absolutely no good for anyone anymore.

I just hope enough parents in MA get very vocal about this latest travesty. It’s their kids they have to think about — not this harmful PC nonsense. This is official child abuse. This is horrible!


29 posted on 02/22/2013 9:28:09 AM PST by goldi
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To: moovova

Also the difference in attentiveness and respect for the pastor and the Word. In the traditional every one is heads up listening. In the contemporary at least a third, if not half, of the attendees are on the phones texting, posting to fb, surfing, or playing that scrabble game. I haven’t seen anyone with earbuds in but I am sure it is coming. Funny how contemporary has up to twice the numbers on any given Sunday.


30 posted on 02/22/2013 9:38:05 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Biggirl

my panic button will save me....

why don’t they just give them those big red “easy” buttons, they will be literally as effective at stopping a mass murderer.


31 posted on 02/22/2013 1:32:57 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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