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  •  There are already lots of armed police officers (7+ / 0-)

    in schools all over the place in the U. S. So the real question is should they be pulled out, not should they be put in.

    Moderation in most things.

    by billmosby on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 08:10:42 PM PST

    •  My thoughts exactly (6+ / 0-)

      on the whole debate.
      In every school my son attended, starting in elementary school, had an armed officer on the premises. My son is 30yo.

      Why not install a panic button in every school office? They have them in banks.

      El pueblo unido jamás será vencido. The people united will never be defeated

      by mint julep on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 10:25:54 PM PST

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      •  Banks also have armed guards (5+ / 0-)

        so perhaps that's not the best angle to take on the debate, especially as bank robbers tend to shoot the guard first. The panic button idea, however, is a good one. They could be installed on the wall in each classroom by the blackboard at a height accessible to the adult in the room, the teacher, but not easily reached by the children. Having to install these would make a great infrastructure project that would put a lot of people to work retrofitting classrooms.

        Radarlady

        •  No, you're right (1+ / 0-)
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          armed guards in the schools is not  a good angle, but they are there already in many schools. But to arm teachers and administrator is completely crazy. I had some dealings with some very unhinged principals in my time and the thought disturbs me greatly.

          El pueblo unido jamás será vencido. The people united will never be defeated

          by mint julep on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 08:48:04 AM PST

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