Another case for LEO in schools

Another case for LEO in schools

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    Another case for LEO in schools

    This was on news today: another case of no telling what would have happened. Just another reason to put LEO in school. Thankfully gun wasn't loaded... go figure.

    Officials: Ex-student brings gun to school | www.wsbtv.com


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    From the article:

    "Principal Dan Sims said a 16-year-old former student came into the school's gym Friday around 4 p.m., and a resource officer in the parking lot spotted him.

    “He noticed the kid first. He radioed ahead. A teacher saw him. He started running. A counselor saw him and by that time, less than two minutes, we apprehended this young man,” Sims said."


    Now that's how it should be done. Yes, this is a perfect example of the need for armed "resource officers" in schools.
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    This is the "common sense" sort of solution this nation needs.
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    I don't think it's a common sense solution to put law enforcement in our schools and people much more intelligent than myself seem to agree:

    "Do we really believe government can provide total security? Do we want to involuntarily commit every disaffected, disturbed, or alienated person who fantasizes about violence? Or can we accept that liberty is more important than the illusion of state-provided security? Government cannot create a world without risks, nor would we really wish to live in such a fictional place. Only a totalitarian society would even claim absolute safety as a worthy ideal, because it would require total state control over its citizens’ lives. We shouldn’t settle for substituting one type of violence for another. Government role is to protect liberty, not to pursue unobtainable safety."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clodbert View Post
    I don't think it's a common sense solution to put law enforcement in our schools and people much more intelligent than myself seem to agree:

    "Do we really believe government can provide total security? Do we want to involuntarily commit every disaffected, disturbed, or alienated person who fantasizes about violence? Or can we accept that liberty is more important than the illusion of state-provided security? Government cannot create a world without risks, nor would we really wish to live in such a fictional place. Only a totalitarian society would even claim absolute safety as a worthy ideal, because it would require total state control over its citizens’ lives. We shouldn’t settle for substituting one type of violence for another. Government role is to protect liberty, not to pursue unobtainable safety."
    -Ron Paul, December 2012

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    so what's your solution?
    do nothing and hope for the best?
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    We "did something" after 9/11 and got the TSA.

    I just think we should consider the long-term ramifications of more government security before automatically jumping to the conclusion that a stronger law enforcement presence in our schools is exactly what we need to fix the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clodbert View Post
    We "did something" after 9/11 and got the TSA.

    I just think we should consider the long-term ramifications of more government security before automatically jumping to the conclusion that a stronger law enforcement presence in our schools is exactly what we need to fix the problem.

    When you have a solution let me know. We have had deputies in our schools as far back as 1977 with 0 incidents of any shootings. Is it perfect no, nothing ever is however is it not better than having no one in them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clodbert View Post
    We "did something" after 9/11 and got the TSA.

    I just think we should consider the long-term ramifications of more government security before automatically jumping to the conclusion that a stronger law enforcement presence in our schools is exactly what we need to fix the problem.
    OK, another study...........
    and while we're studying (and who knows how much time and money that will take), what shall we do to fix the problem?
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    If armed guardians at schools killed a few "would be" mass murderers, you'd see it stop. It is too harsh a reality for the dems, but it is fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clodbert View Post
    I don't think it's a common sense solution to put law enforcement in our schools and people much more intelligent than myself seem to agree:

    "Do we really believe government can provide total security? Do we want to involuntarily commit every disaffected, disturbed, or alienated person who fantasizes about violence? Or can we accept that liberty is more important than the illusion of state-provided security? Government cannot create a world without risks, nor would we really wish to live in such a fictional place. Only a totalitarian society would even claim absolute safety as a worthy ideal, because it would require total state control over its citizens’ lives. We shouldn’t settle for substituting one type of violence for another. Government role is to protect liberty, not to pursue unobtainable safety."
    -Ron Paul, December 2012

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    Not really sure what you are trying to say here but what I am saying CLEARLY is: I have no issue with my neighbor, who happens to be a POST certified law enforcement officer, walking around the halls in his duty uniform with his equipment in place, including his duty weapon and 3 BUG's if he so chooses. These are my children and if giving up the right to never see an armed LEO in their school might possibly save them from some sort of horror, I am all for it and can't understand why anyone would feel differently.
    I am from Ga. and was born at a time that still recalled what was termed at that time "The Late Unpleasantness". I come from a family with a very proud military tradition who have stood their ground to protect their rights and liberty for generations.

    I don't really see Mr. Paul's correlation when he applies his Libertarian philosophy to this particular subject.

    I simply don't see this as giving up anything, what Mr. Paul advocates is giving up our children to the whims of fate because he somehow feels threatened by a police officer who would stand in front of children and stop an insane person from killing them ???? I listen to him and sometimes think, "Now that makes sense." Too bad the next words out of his mouth usually take away all his credibility.

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