January 22nd, 2013 03:36 PM
Separated military this year... Experienced folks can and should be the first applicants looked at for the permanent position... and a civilian (teacher, admin, or janitorial/maintenance) or two, or more, within the school as a fail-safe, certainly couldn't hurt... with training...
Originally Posted by KBSR
It could be worse!
January 22nd, 2013 04:00 PM
Roger that. Training could be quick for the military and law enforcement as they already possess some of the skill sets necessary. Two or three weeks at the longest I'd bet. School administrators, custodians and teachers will take a bit longer, if they don't already have the skills. Doing a proper background investigation on the new hires will take longer than anything, but it too could be expedited if we're serious about doing this right.
Originally Posted by oakchas
Good job. I'm going to author a letter to the editor here, following the same thought process. Like you, I doubt they'll print it, but I'll know I sent it.
" But if you are authorized to carry a weapon, and you walk outside without it, just take a deep breath, and say this to yourself... Baa." Col. Dave Grossman on Sheep and Sheepdogs.
January 22nd, 2013 05:17 PM
Full body scanners are not necessary, nor are pat downs. Metal detectors are already in many schools. Photo ID is in many schools... a magnetic strip with a simple swipe in, is not over-security. A metal detector is not over security. An armed resource Officer in every school is not too much to ask... and may, as at Columbine (though, I believe unarmed) prove ineffectual.... But a discretely armed teacher, administrator, or lowly janitor, or several... may indeed be all it takes... with little or no appearance of a Militarized... or prison like zone.
Originally Posted by Clodbert
I don't like terrorists to win either... and we don't suffer under constant assault from them as the Israeli do... But, having barriers in place to stop unauthorized entry, and a few armed folks around a school does not change our "way of life" in a significant way. And would defend against, or at the least deter, the "indefensible."
Originally Posted by Caertaker
If you believe as you are expressing... why carry a concealed weapon at all.. To protect against the rare, indefensible act of a criminal? Are you changing the way you went about your life before you chose to be armed?
Condition white (as much as I hate those types of labels) is a wonderful place to be, until it isn't.
It could be worse!
January 22nd, 2013 06:05 PM
Re: Today's letter to the editor:
Terrorists incite terror. Killing is only a means to that end. Most people don't want to *****-foot to the result they want, so they do it as hard and fast as possible, hence the extremism. They can only he stopped of other give an "equal and opposite reaction" to said initial force. Gets to sounding a lot like physics.
More to the point, generally I agree with the editorial. Again, specifics I don't totally agree with are contained within, but by in large, I agree with you.
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