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Two students shot by gunman at middle school in CO (Merged)

This is a discussion on Two students shot by gunman at middle school in CO (Merged) within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; I can't help but notice the street name that these schools are located on. Really just makes sure that you remember this stuff does happen. ...

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    I can't help but notice the street name that these schools are located on. Really just makes sure that you remember this stuff does happen.

    My high school had a D.A.R.E. officer on site (local uniformed officer assigned to the detail). His job was to deal with the small drug problem that any school will have here in America. He was armed and uniformed in the normal Township Police uniform. But lets be honest here...how many middle schools will have such an officer on site? How about after this incident?
    Just remember: When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.


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    ^ Actually, a lot of schools have Liasion officers now. They are sworn LEO's, mostly in plain clothes, that deal with fights, drug issues, escorting unruly parents off campus and all other sorts of illegal issues that can happen at schools. I know that my middle and high school both had one, and I'm sure all the other schools in our area had one. Not too sure about smaller school districts though.

    Our liasion officer was armed with a smaller glock, maybe a 23. I always wondered if he had any long guns or more ammo/gear in his office.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    OK, I want to be open-minded here...
    Can someone here name one old or new gun law that would/could have prevented this shooting?

    Gun laws don't work for dirtbags, only jail and/or execution works.
    Maybe, just maybe, had a teacher been armed....
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    One of the teachers, who was not armed with any weapon other then his own body and skill, took care of it. 2 Shot at Colorado Middle School - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News - FOXNews.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurgDog View Post
    One of the teachers, who was not armed with any weapon other then his own body and skill, took care of it. 2 Shot at Colorado Middle School - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News - FOXNews.com
    That teacher is a true hero.

    But I also agree with Dave H. Allowing teachers to be armed would provide a layer of defense for our kids that simply does not exist now.
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    Geez Ret, that's simple

    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    OK, I want to be open-minded here...
    Can someone here name one old or new gun law that would/could have prevented this shooting?

    Gun laws don't work for dirtbags, only jail and/or execution works.
    No guns on school property would have prevented this. Wait, never mind, I forgot -- we already have that one. How about "No loaded guns allowed on school property". I think that would have a much better chance of working. If not, we might need to go all out and pass a law against pulling the trigger.

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    Even if everyone were armed, a suicidal person would still get off a quite a few shots before anyone could respond. Arming teachers would not prevent shootings, it would limit the damage.

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    Lets see here... "GUN FREE ZONE" an open invitation to all BG's and scumbags! IMHO...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BurgDog View Post
    Even if everyone were armed, a suicidal person would still get off a quite a few shots before anyone could respond. Arming teachers would not prevent shootings, it would limit the damage.
    I see no downside to damage control. Do you? Just asking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BurgDog View Post
    Even if everyone were armed, a suicidal person would still get off a quite a few shots before anyone could respond. Arming teachers would not prevent shootings, it would limit the damage.
    And that would certainly be a good thing. And, if an armed teacher were to observe the shooter before he succesfully shot anyone, that "limit" to the damage might include the prevention of the loss of any innocent lives. Seems like a pretty good idea to me.
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    Actually I believe that arming teachers would help prevent this random targeting since BG's know the chance of them getting killed before doing much damage would deter them and they would look for an easier target.
    I'm surprised the paper didn't report that he used a high caliber rifle capable of penetrating thru a car,or bullet proof vests
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGreatGonzo View Post
    And that would certainly be a good thing. And, if an armed teacher were to observe the shooter before he succesfully shot anyone, that "limit" to the damage might include the prevention of the loss of any innocent lives. Seems like a pretty good idea to me.
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    Of course it is a good thing and I am 100% for arming teachers in schools. I just don't like to see people think of guns as a panacea - bad things will still happen, all we can do is mitigate the damage when it does.

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    All of my daughter's teachers from second grade through high school were armed.

    Both of us - we're homeschoolers.

    I also taught at a public high school in Southern California. I helped break up a fight once and they later discovered that the kid had a gun in his jacket pocket. Glad I drive a computer now. May the Lord protect us all.
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    Surprised that no one has pointed this out. Littleton, CO was also the location of the Columbine Masacre. Gun free zones do not work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by metallic View Post
    Surprised that no one has pointed this out. Littleton, CO was also the location of the Columbine Masacre. Gun free zones do not work.
    Actually, 45ACP4ever alluded to that already:

    Geez, another school shooting in that area. That had to give some flashbacks to police and parents. I hope everything turns out ok.

    This sort of thing is just sad, makes me worry about my kids when they're at school.
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