Seventy million kids go to public schools every day in this country, and they do that 175 days a year. Unfortunately, about 12 of them will die of violence in school each year. How does that justify a million dollars for police officers in schools?
you can't stop crazy like what happended in sandy hook. our leaders are to lead not by emotion but by rational thinking.
if they are thinking like this- then why don't lawmakers make if a felony and mandatory minimum 10 years in prison when a drunk driver kills someone?
To assume "crazies" are the killers makes no sense at all. It takes a lot of rational thought to pull off getting guns and knives into schools and planning on how to do the most damage. It also takes training and access to those deadly weapons.
"Crazies" use their emotions to to hang on to beliefs and traditions which make no sense at all.
What is any one person going to do against an AK47?
There has been bullies in schools since time began, and usually there was always a "good boy" that would "whup" the bully.
And I have know many boys that were bullies in school that entered their adulthood as good law abiding adults.
And they would laugh at most of their childhood activities.
one person would do a lot more with a gun than without a gun, against a AK-47. If they have no guns and someone has an AK, whoever is there will get hurt or worse.
This article makes some very well thought out statements in regards to the need for schools to be a safe environment for learning and childhood growth. The issue is not whether or not our county and the school system of the United States in general, should be a safe environment. That is a statement I do not believe anyone would refute. I think that Rutherford County is being fiscally responsible in that they recognize that the need for security in our schools is something that we cannot avoid in our modern era but that it should be factored into the budget and not automatically assumed that taxes should be raised to pay for such a need. The problem with the points made by the members of the county legislation is that it seems as though they are hedging their bets in case the cost of the increase in officers for the elementary schools is deemed “too high” and then vote down the proposal since they opted to wait instead of casting a vote on the initiative. While I applaud the city council for paying attention to costs, three cents on property taxes is not too much for a sense of security for the kids in our school system. I agree with Commissioner Young, that, “We might as well spend the money…We just need to do it.”