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  •  so a "resource officer" IS an armed guard! (0+ / 0-)

    and the President thinks that's a useful part of the solution? That's another gun instead of having fewer guns.

    •  A resource officer is more than just an armed (5+ / 0-)
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      guard.   A resource officer is a Law Enforcement Officer who is specially trained to be in a school setting.   A resource officer would be helpful for dealing with much more than armed wackos who might try to attack a school.  A resource officer could help with underage drug abuse, finding out child abuse and maybe also enforcing antibullying policies.    

      Washington and Colorado said that you've got to legalize it. Hope the DOJ respects that.

      by pistolSO on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 03:17:03 PM PST

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      •  Talked to a school resource officer (2+ / 0-)
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        Called the school to report a bunch of kids playing in traffic (read: running out in front of me after looking directly at me, forcing me to slam on brakes...). I was directed to the resource officer, who apparently enforced pedestrian crossing violations while ensuring that kids got to school safely.

        Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves. - William Pitt

        by Phoenix Rising on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 03:31:41 PM PST

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    •  That's the part of Obama's proposal which seemed (0+ / 0-)

      like caving to the NRA. It's a very bad idea to waste money putting policemen on campus.  At best you have a very bored policeman with nothing to do. After all the chances of a school shooting happening at any one school is exceedingly low. At worst you have a very bored police officer looking for trouble.  When a policeman looks for trouble- he usually finds it.

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