Originally Posted by SDW2001
Good for you. You still have no idea what the security situation is in an average school. We are not just talking about "one of the worst schools." We're talking about tens of thousands of schools. I happen to teach at one of the best schools in the state, and I can tell you we are defenseless.
And you do?
"n 2009, nearly all students (99 percent) ages 12–18 reported that they had observed the use of at least one of the selected security measures at their schools....Approximately 68 percent of students reported the presence of security guards and/or assigned police officers,"
But hey...don't let facts get in the way.
Because a lot I've met have been viscerally anti-gun is why. Now that's merely anecdotal but I listed my family background to indicate that I know a lot of educators socially.
If you're going to claim that many teachers are not anti-gun I'm simply going to laugh at you.
Obviously, training is required. I don't know what you think "regular practice" means.
The bare minimum would be what LEOs get. Which is probably a lot less than you imagine.
Ridiculous, on so many levels. First, the entire point is that EVERY school needs an armed guard of some sort (or people with access to the tools needed to defend students and staff). Sandy Hook showed us that. A lunatic shot his way in. The principal and others lunged for him. Guess what? They all died long before police arrived, so don't give me your bullshit about police tactics and response times.
Police were assigned to Columbine...and evidently over half of schools already where needed.
Ah, now we're drawing false equivalency and using strawmen. Excellent. The failure of your ridiculous and uninformed argument is now complete.
Nope. Budgets are budgets and well trained LEOs are expensive. Someone's got to pay for them. Since it's security for a school it would most likely come out of the education budget like any other overhead cost. Handwaving the expenses is like your treatment of the security profile at Sidwell is something that fiscally irresponsible liberals are supposed to do.
Not a math teacher I hope.