Skip to comments.Enfield (CT) Students Plan to Protest Recommendation of Armed Guards in Schools
Posted on 03/18/2013 3:24:16 PM PDT by matt04
Last week's recommendation to hire an armed guard for each Enfield school by a joint Town Council/Board of Education subcommittee on school security has been met with mixed reactions from townspeople and students.
The comment sections on the Enfield Patch story and Facebook page were filled with people citing the pros and cons of placing armed security personnel inside school buildings. If approved, the plan would go into effect no later than the start of the 2013-14 school year.
Some students from Enfield High School have stated they do not approve of the proposal, and are organizing a protest for Monday, March 18 at 5:30 p.m. at Enfield Town Hall.
Sophomore Nick Ide said the rumors he heard about the recommendation were confirmed by the Enfield Patch article and some information on the Town Council web page.
"I proceeded to message some of my friends who I knew would feel strongly about the matter. After a long conversation, we decided that the best thing to do was to organize a protest," he said.
Ide designed and printed some posters, then he and a friend met with Enfield principal Jill Krieger to ask permission to place the posters around school and make an announcement over the public address system to inform students of the protest.
"She seemed supportive of us, however she couldn't allow us to do so, as it was against school policy," Ide said. "We figured this would be the case, so we recruited another friend of ours and the three of us started handing out our posters and trying to spread the word around the school."
Ide said he got mixed opinions on the matter, but felt he and his friends had effectively spread the word around their school. Their next mission was to reach students and parents from all the other town schools.
They knocked on doors around their neighborhoods, then placed posters near the entrances to every school in town. They also plan to hand out flyers around town Sunday.
Ide said the original plan was to protest in front of Town Hall, but now says the group will protest at the rear of the building in hopes of getting the attention of Town Council members prior to their 5:30 p.m. special meeting in the Enfield Room. He asks that persons interested in protesting start arriving around 5 o'clock.
"We've been rapidly gaining support, and we feel as though this protest will have a rather large turnout," Ide said. "In my opinion, bringing guns into schools seems kind of hypocritical if you're trying to keep them out. What if a student manages to disarm one of the guards, then uses that gun? While some may argue that it's very unlikely, it's not impossible, and you shouldn't underestimate someone that's disturbed enough to commit a school shooting."
The poster the students are handing out.
So what about a routine visit by a police office to the school? Make them disarm and let everyone be a sitting duck.
Better yet, trained teachers and administrators who are CCW. That way students want be sacred of a SBP(Scary Black Pistol) and any criminal won't have clue who can drop them.
instead they want to hand out whistles
Somewhere behind this is SEIU. And behind them is little barry bastard boy’s white hut regime. And behind him is ...
BAHAHAHA!! Why not give them what they want?
Keep the school unsecured so that they can get shot at for 15+ minutes while the police drive over through traffic. It should help weed them out of the gene pool before they start giving birth at 16.
The smart kids are already being home-schooled anyway.
My guess would be the Connecticut Education Association. At last check they proudly support the gun polices Sheriff Joe “shoot thru the door” Biden and King Dannel Malloy.
“Somewhere behind this is SEIU. And behind them is little barry bastard boys white hut regime. And behind him is ...”
This then is on you Ide, the next time that some nut job loses it and decides to pay a local Ct. school a visit.
As someone should point out to the young man that this is why adults are needed to administer things such as; schools, colleges, supermarkets, etc.
He probably goes home at the end of the day and gets on his special ops II game box.
My guess is that most of the students are juniors who are realizing that they need material for their college essays. The sort of people who read these things will be very impressed.
The head up the a$$ syndrome begins early in CT.
until these snot nosed little assholes reach voting age then they have no say& untill then “it sucks to be you”
Maybe some random walks through the halls with a drug dog will help....
This is a classic upity liberal Ct town with at least 1 Lanza attending the school guaranteed and they should cherish an armed anybody.
This is as transparent as glass.
The socialist are losing the “gun control” debate and so they reach back to the “children” to push their agenda! If this wasn’t so idiotic I would laugh at the despicable display of ignorance by these state controlled useful idiots!
What the &@!! happened, it got woosified like the rest of Connecticut..
As someone who lives in the next town over I would be leery of putting enfield cops anywhere. You can hardly drive down the Main Street there without some Barney Fife idiot pulling someone over.
And I am equally surprised that the kids in that high school were sober enough to make a poster.
The best thing to do about Enfield is to build a six foot wall around it. And then fill it with water.
No doubt about it. There is no way these kids would organize this on their own, not to this extent.