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Mar 22, 18, 05:05 PM #46
Mar 23, 18, 09:48 PM #47There are already schools that utilize metal detectors and other means to reduce the risk to teachers and students inside. This is not new but the national discussion never mentions it. Glad to see BGP is talking about measures that may actually work. It is going to be expensive but we have to decide that students' and teachers' lives are worth the cost.
The most effective way to keep violence from occurring in the school is to restrict access and have armed guards. If we are serious about preventing shooters in schools, then that is where we must go.
Is anyone aware of a discussion on the national level that has gone to schools where they already have metal detectors and armed guards to ask them why they decided to go that route; how did they implement it; and how has it worked?
Mar 24, 18, 11:35 PM #48
Mar 25, 18, 02:00 AM #49
Mar 25, 18, 08:26 AM #50If we are looking for best case scenarios of school shooters, wouldn’t forcing them outside where they are trying to shoot at the students trying to enter be the best?
This is where the armed SRO is located and students can run or hide without being trapped inside the school.
Mar 25, 18, 11:00 AM #51The line of kids outside is easily addressed. You have an on duty officer posted outside for the hour or so it takes to all of the buses unloaded. Once buses are done that officer goes about is normal day.
Mar 25, 18, 11:20 AM #52
Mar 25, 18, 12:05 PM #53
Mar 25, 18, 12:56 PM #54It seems like we want these to stop just by wishful thinking.
What’s the old saying: pray and swim to shore.
Mar 25, 18, 02:13 PM #55
So the natural response to crisis is to "do something" even if what they do is not very helpful in addressing the real issues. In my opinion, these futile measures are what is getting top billing in the MSM. But if we can just get "this and that done", we'll feel better about it because we did "something"--psychological need is met, yay!
But if saving the lives of students is the real motive, then we better talk about restricted access, metal detectors, and armed guards, and the associated costs. Otherwise, as @woodsrider said, we need to admit that we're okay with an occasional school shooting and will just deal with the aftermath of it.
Mar 25, 18, 02:40 PM #56
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Mar 25, 18, 03:19 PM #57
If we want to keep our schools safe it is going to have to be a multi-faceted approach that first and foremost includes boots on the ground (armed men and women in every school in America).
Or, exactly as the two of you pointed out, we just need to admit that we're okay with an occasional school shooting and will just deal with the aftermath of it.