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  •  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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