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  •  seriously, that's another reason to dislike Obama (2+ / 0-)
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    Kevskos, lyvwyr101

    the fact that he came out and called for "resource officers" in schools really bugged me. The idea is stupid and the phrase hides what it is. It's like "contractors" instead of "mercenaries".

    •  Nah - we have a resource officer at all (6+ / 0-)

      of our middle and high schools.  Sheriff's deputy, trained and an actual policeman, not some private security hack.  They have had them for keep small problems from becoming big problems.  Not a terrible idea.

      David Koch is Longshanks, and Occupy is the real Braveheart.

      by PsychoSavannah on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 04:57:35 PM PST

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      •  Not really sure about the utility of this. (2+ / 0-)
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        Kevskos, lyvwyr101

        Unless there's some sort of unusual problem with violent students, just doesn't strike me as useful, in comparison to other things the money could be spent on in the school.

        •  Effectiveness? Don't know yet (2+ / 0-)
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          Flying Goat, lyvwyr101

          My sons' elementary school had a resource officer.  I thought at the time it was for public relations.  These guys were sweet and kind with the tykes -- and well liked by the students and parents.  The question is, how well they would do if surprised by a shooter.

          Didn't Columbine (and other shooting sites) have armed guards?

          Even Democrats can be asses. Look at Rahm Emanuel.

          by Helpless on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 07:50:11 AM PST

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          •  I think the question is whether more lives would (2+ / 0-)
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            Shahryar, lyvwyr101

            be saved by putting a "resource" officer in every school, vs spending the money on education.  The fact is that very few children, overall, die in school shootings, and while you can't put a price on human life, spending billions on education rather than resource officers may well have both a better and longer lasting effect on mortality rates than a resource officer at every school.

            (I use quotes because I have no idea what "resource" means in this context)

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