Valley schools boost security after N...

Valley schools boost security after Newtown shooting

There are 4 comments on the The Valley Gazette story from Dec 18, 2012, titled Valley schools boost security after Newtown shooting. In it, The Valley Gazette reports that:

All doors at each of the town's four schools are locked each day, visitors must be buzzed in at each school's main entrance, security cameras are in place, lockdown drills are practiced monthly, and school officials have an "excellent working relationship" with the police.

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Mark Twain

Oxford, CT

#1 Dec 28, 2012
The only security measure that will keep our kids safe is a plain clothes, veteran police officer or a police sub station in each school. Will the Board of Ed make the right choice or will they convince parents that their kids are safe and that Newtown was a random incident? I won't keep my hopes up. The sad part is that if something were to happen in Seymour, no one would be held accountable for their security decisions.
DFL Carnage

United States

#2 Dec 28, 2012
Interesting what you say. It would cost nothing to move the local police department to a school. That would cover one school in each small town for FREE.

There is always the chief of police sitting in his office and that office could just as well be in a school.

Simple free solution for a part of the security needs.
Parent of 5

United States

#3 Dec 28, 2012
I agree completely. No one is held accountable for their short comings. Seymour will be hiring a Security Company to do a sweep of the schools in order to assess what might possibly be a potential security breach? We don't need to spend more money on finding holes in our schools security plan. Create police sub stations in every school which would cost almost nothing. If it's not done then I can't feel that the school has an obligation to create a safe environment. On a second note, stop advertising schools as "Gun Free Zones". This is exactly what a psychopath wants to see. Law abiding citizens should be allowed to safely carry concealed weapons. Maybe even regulate the conceal carry on school grounds to ensuring that the weapon is unloaded though the magazine can be on your person.

I would think that concerned parents would demand that the school prove and satisfy all security needs.

Having a police sub stations in the schools is truly a 2for. You get armed security and thwarts drugs and illegal activity on school grounds.
DFL Carnage

United States

#4 Dec 28, 2012
A side note, schools could just give away free dognuts and coffee to police.

White Castle has been giving away those items for years and has a regular police presence.

A bit of true helpful humor.

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