You want to protect kids? It all starts at home. Unfortunately the vast majority of parents don't do their jobs, preferring to leave it up to television and some air head in a classroom who would rather show drag queen movies. Booth is right you need a moral code in schools and you need to let parents and kids know that an education is a privilege not a right.
In today's world extreme measures seem to be the order of the day but do you really want to g oto the extreme because if you do here it is.
1. Start at the door and have all electronics put into mimi-lockers until the end of school. Yep ALL electronics. If little Johnny's laptop is needed for an assignment he can check it out later.
2. All parents and children go through metal detectors.
3. Only four points of entry and exit to be guarded by armed security.
4. Routine and random locker checks, little Johnny's rights are not as important as my son's safety etc.
Ok so now the kids are safe at school. How about to and from school? How about out and about, the mall, the park, the playground. Team sports etc. Should we do it for everything? Can't be too extreme when safety is required.
What about knives, golf clubs, baseball bats? Those Louiseville Sluggers are dangerous maybe an eye should be glanced in their direction. Box cutters, yep they gotta go.
Everytime there is a disaster, the powers that be stir up the simple minded into a whirl and then come out with social engineering ideas that they have been wondering how to implement for years. Now it's ban guns. Yeah I know, you don't need automatic weapons, what will ne next. Continue your whirling...
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