Schools are actually a safe place. Or they were in 2000 when I quit. Still are according to stats,
There are close to 90,000 school children going to classes during a normal school day. They go to school about 180 days a year. That's over 16,000,000 school student days. Of that many, how many violent crimes on students are committed? I don't know the number but it is few as it should be.
One thing that is happening is the possibility of copycat crimes. I'm not saying its happening, but it sure is possible with all the hype being broadcast these days. I look back in the late 80's early 90's with the bomb scares in my area. For a while we were having them several times per month in my school alone. And these were just the ones to which we reacted . Others were dealt by the office alone. There was, even, a vice principal of a rural school in southwest Kansas who called in a bomb scare. Can't remember all the details on that guy but he was in crapsville.
Schools are rather safe,IMO. There will be those in some areas, of course, that need security but not in most.
If we don't count our blessings We are just wasting our time
There are supposed to be somewhere near 130,000 public schools in the USA. The fact millions of kids go to these and they're almost crime free says a lot. Yes there are occasional tragedies like Newton and last week in Atlanta, but as you say, considering the number of student-days... it's a very, very low %... like <0.001%...
Doesn't mean we don't strive for perfection... we do but it's like the airline safety... near to perfect as you can get and not be 100.00% perfect.
I'm not sure it's the constitutionites who are in fear. It's the anti gun peeps clamoring for the elimination of guns and that guns are scary things. That gun folks are crazy evil
LOL.. strange perception you have there podner. Most of us aren't "anti-gun" and don't think guns are scary. I think guns are fine.. cool even. What is scary is the ease of procurement... and the number of guns within the population. There is very little control on getting a gun. It's harder to get your first divers license. But, hey, I can just keep on saying the same things over n over... you aren't going to hear it.
Nobody, anywhere, has said "let's ban all guns".... but that's what a lot of you are "hearing". A somewhat radical reaction...hmmmm?
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