Skip to comments.TN Gubernatorial Candidate Randy Boyd Unveils Public School Safety Plan During Bus Tour
Posted on 06/04/2018 9:06:35 PM PDT by Qathleen
MEMPHIS, Tenn (localmemphis.com) - Local 24 is your local election headquarters and with the August primary inching closer, Tennessee's gubernatorial candidates are pounding the pavement, shaking hands and working for votes. Monday, Republican Randy Boyd's bus tour made stops in west Tennessee and he unveiled his public- school safety plan. video TN Gubernatorial Candidate Randy Boyd In the Fayette County courthouse shade Monday, Boyd brought new ideas into the light. "Every school, every kid needs to be protected by the absolute best person that we can have on the front line," Boyd said. The school safety plan would put resource officers in every public school, pay for latest technologies to better secure schools and prioritize counseling in schools. "I realize budgets are always tough, you just have to decide what your priorities are," Boyd said. "I would be hard pressed to think of a priority that's greater than protecting our children." While Boyd said he supports a teacher voluntarily going through gun training, he does not believe in broadly arming every classroom instructor. "I don't want to depend on teachers for being responsible for safety," Boyd said. "We need others to do that." Boyd said he's focused on Tennessee issues as he applies for the state's top job and meets voters. "The three things I always talk about are things that are exactly what the governor does: opportunity for better education, opportunity for better jobs and opportunity for everyone," Boyd said. On the curriculum side of schools, Boyd reiterated Monday his vision as governor for better vocational training for those Tennesseans who graduate but don't go to college. "I'm going to put technical schools in every high school, so kids can graduate from high school not just with a high school diploma but with a job ready certificate," Boyd said. Randy Boyd isn't the only Republican gubernatorial candidate who visited the Memphis area in recent days. Bill Lee spoke Thursday in Cordova, and Friday, Local 24 spoke exclusively with Diane Black in Memphis.
Simple school safety:
1. Metal detectors at all entrances. (Staffed.)
2. Outlaw any publishing of shooters identities, along with immediate and complete digital erasure of that individuals entire life.
3. Lifelong Supermax detention for school shooter without parole.
4. If the shooter is a minor with siblings the siblings are removed from the parent’s house and parental rights terminated.
Get rid of all backpacks and hand bags. Every boy and girl carried their books, paper, pen etc. in their hands to school when I went to high school plus colleges.
#2 would be a violation of the First Amendment. #1 won’t stop it, because it’s easy to sneak things into schools.
What country and what year was that? Even in the early 1970s we took bookbags to school.
USA, 1970-1975 my middle school & high school had lockers
We had lockers too, but we didn’t carry stacks of books in our arms to school. We used bookbags.
High school—1953-1957 and college—1957-1962. No one carried book bags or backpacks. Some of the professors carried those leather briefcases made famous by Phllidelphia lawyers.
Every word out of this man’s mouth is a LIE. He is known by those who follow politics as LA RAZA BOYD, $250K to LA RAZA, Hugs illegal aliens and wants YOUR GUN!
In the grand scheme of things of course it is very important to put good solid ideas in place to make schools safer.
That being said...and I’m sorry for acting like a demonrat but...all Republican candidates in tough races should use this as a rallying cry during the campaign...it is a winning issue.
Do you have an aversion to paragraphs?
The original article doesn’t have real paragraphs. Almost every sentence starts a new line. You can always click on the link if that’s easier for you to read.
Yeah, I dont trust this guy.. and seems to be lots of $$ supporting him.
I did and the article does have paragraphs.
My kids have lockers but rarely use them. They would rather lug a 400lbs backpack around all day, utter insanity. When I was in high school I would get maybe books for two classes and a notebook and pen and then go to my locker for the next two classes. If I had homework I carried only those books home.
In college I kept my books in my back car seat and had a brief case I carried with again books for two classes and a notebook and pen. I don’t get the kids and their backbreaking backpacks.
Agree as I recall carrying two-three textbooks home over the weekend plus my notebook and pen/pencil. Most days I had 2 books or so to haul on the bus. Our parents did not drive us to schools either.
I would never vote for him or Lee.