How to protect children at school

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by LilOlLady, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. LilOlLady
    Offline

    LilOlLady Gold Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Messages:
    7,841
    Thanks Received:
    660
    Trophy Points:
    140
    Location:
    Reno, NV
    Ratings:
    +761
    HOW TO PROTECT CHILDREN AT SCHOOL

    Not by arming teachers and principals who have the job of teaching children and not patrolling schools. Teachers and principals cannot be at entrances of school but trained armed guard at the entrance and a back up guard in case a shooter gets past the first guard which should always be at the entrance. The school should be a fortress and classrooms doors that cannot be penetrated by intruders like in airplane cockpits. But doors should be easy access for children to exit. Airports and courtrooms are protected against shooters but not our schools??

    No one, even a parent, should get passed and school entrance without identifying themselves and go through a metal detector. Children has to be protected against other children as well. There have been incidents where elementary school children have bought firearms to school.

    I live in a senior complex that has more security than our schools. Anyone passing the front door as to identify themselves and sign in and name the person they are visiting.
     
  2. boedicca
    Offline

    boedicca Uppity Water Nymph Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2007
    Messages:
    41,772
    Thanks Received:
    12,767
    Trophy Points:
    2,250
    Location:
    The Land of Funk
    Ratings:
    +22,721
    Shall we put bars on windows too? Cuz that's how the Newtown shooter got it - he shot out a window.

    Of course, that would mean the kids would be trapped inside in case of a fire...
     
  3. JKVegas
    Offline

    JKVegas Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2012
    Messages:
    159
    Thanks Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +12
    Columbine had armed guards.

    VA Tech had a police force and a freaking SWAT team.

    Did them a lot of good.

    You have to stop the culture of violence, whose logical conclusion is an ever-escalating, technology-fueled race for better guns. This is the only place it can go. Because throughout human history, it's the only place it's ever gone.

    Get more and better weapons than the other guy.

    We NEVER learn.

    A guy got killed waiting to pick up a pizza at Little Caesar's. How twisted has this society become? You need a GUN with you to go pick up dinner?

    See what I mean ....................................... if this continues, we will destroy ourselves. It seems to be our nature.
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2012
  4. LilOlLady
    Offline

    LilOlLady Gold Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Messages:
    7,841
    Thanks Received:
    660
    Trophy Points:
    140
    Location:
    Reno, NV
    Ratings:
    +761


    what ever it takes. Bars on windows in home can be released from the inside but not from the outside.
    Burglar bars and window burglar bar emergency release

    Yes, put bars on windows if needed.
    He shot out a window and got in? Why didn't the children run out the door?:confused:
    Source please.
     
  5. LilOlLady
    Offline

    LilOlLady Gold Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Messages:
    7,841
    Thanks Received:
    660
    Trophy Points:
    140
    Location:
    Reno, NV
    Ratings:
    +761
    The front door to the school was locked, and he either smashed the glass or shot it open. Investigators are not yet exactly sure because the police responding to the scene later smashed every door to get in too, sources said.

    Connecticut shooting: Adam Lanza forced his way into Sandy Hook school, police say - latimes.com


    Put doors in that cannot be smashed open. Build safe rooms within every classroom like in homes to protect against home invasions.
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2012
  6. LilOlLady
    Offline

    LilOlLady Gold Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Messages:
    7,841
    Thanks Received:
    660
    Trophy Points:
    140
    Location:
    Reno, NV
    Ratings:
    +761
    How often does something like that happen? More likely to kill a family member over the last piece of pizza.:D

    Then make the classrooms safe because guns don't keep us safe.
    Violence began with cain and abel and has continued. Cannot stop a violent mind set.
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2012
  7. TruthSeeker56
    Offline

    TruthSeeker56 Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2011
    Messages:
    2,899
    Thanks Received:
    482
    Trophy Points:
    98
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Ratings:
    +496
    You are contradicting yourself. If "guns don't keep us safe", then why are you advocating for "trained armed guards" at the entrances of schools and "backup guards"?

    Guns keep law-abiding citizens safer from the CRIMINALS who have guns and want to shoot the law-abiding citizens. Why is that so difficult to understand?
     
  8. Pogo
    Offline

    Pogo Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2012
    Messages:
    63,788
    Thanks Received:
    10,688
    Trophy Points:
    2,040
    Location:
    Carolinia Agresticia; the Forest Primeval
    Ratings:
    +28,244
    :clap2::clap2::clap2:

    Bingo and Boom, and hear hear. Finally somebody gets it.
    Bob Costas said this a month ago and got his words twisted and they called for his firing. I've been saying this here and elsewhere and getting jumped on too. Not only is the underlying motivation the conversation we have to have, but it's one that gets consistently stifled by the gun culture. Actually I call them gun fetishists.

    It's not the number of guns around (although there are too many) and it's not enough gun control (although there isn't enough) that's going to get us away from this sorry disgrace of national character-- it's eliminating the wild west mentality that makes it happen in the first place. Treat the disease, not just the symptom.

    Guns don't kill people -- assholes with guns kill people. Fewer guns may help a little; fewer assholes will turn the corner.

    Well said here. Keep it up. This ^ is what it's all about.
     
  9. wavingrl
    Offline

    wavingrl Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2012
    Messages:
    2,445
    Thanks Received:
    197
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    ATL
    Ratings:
    +197
    Just tossing this out--

    I once taught in a school that had a very open design. Breezeways were used to connect the wings of the building and the classrooms could have been entered directly. They had no windows, fwiw.

    That should be interesting--designing a security plan for such buildings. There would be no problem to just walk onto the school grounds and make a quick exit.

    Where the $ will be found to implement these plans is a good question.
     
  10. blastoff
    Offline

    blastoff Undocumented Reg. User

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2009
    Messages:
    13,494
    Thanks Received:
    1,707
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Location:
    In a galaxy far far away...
    Ratings:
    +4,594
    I keep telling the OlBat to lay off the fire water.

    She started this thread at 5:20pm yesterday, advocating trained armed guards for schools. Then 4+ hours later starts a thread ranting that guns don't keep us safe.

    Wonder why lots of folks in here think you're nuts, OlLady?
     

Share This Page