Armed Custodians In Schools

Armed Custodians In Schools

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Professor

United States

#1 Jan 13, 2013
Montpelier Ohio school board overwhelmingly voted to have custodians trained and armed to protect the children. Four custodians volunteered for that honorable task. I hope this move resignates around the country. No child should be left unprotected snd defenceless!
Bush

New Lenox, IL

#2 Jan 13, 2013
We have armed teachers and citizens throughout Texas. Its all good here.
freebies for all

New Lenox, IL

#3 Jan 13, 2013
I'm not sure I'm comfortable with the custodians being armed. I don't like the idea of teachers being armed. The nutcase that worked at LW proved that point. I don't know what the answer is, but there needs to be serious thought and discussions throughout the school districts in this country.
Uhhhh

United States

#4 Jan 14, 2013
These guys clean floors. Not to offend them but they aren't very bright. Why would I want them protecting my kids? A lot of CPS schools have actual police officers in the schools. I don't think anyone wants any ideas from Texas. You guys built half of a wall on the border. Real smart.
someone

Chicago, IL

#5 Jan 14, 2013
Clean floors? What kind of crap is that? Some of these people are hunters and may be ex military. They may be fully more qualified to operate and aim a weapon than a deranged armed civilian. I am not saying armed custodians is the answer, but don't rule them unqualified.
Willy

Frankfort, IL

#6 Jan 14, 2013
I agree most janitors are better than any desk jockeys and would probably put their life on the line before them to.

Love,

Grounds Keeper Willy
It is what it is

Frankfort, IL

#7 Jan 14, 2013
I have a solution- Hire Vets. Instead of using the police, teachers or janitors, hire vets to maintain watching the schools. This way, displaced vets have jobs, they are skilled and our police force is still in action. Thus keeping our neighborhoods and streets safe.
Professor

United States

#8 Jan 14, 2013
Uhhhh wrote:
These guys clean floors. Not to offend them but they aren't very bright. Why would I want them protecting my kids? A lot of CPS schools have actual police officers in the schools. I don't think anyone wants any ideas from Texas. You guys built half of a wall on the border. Real smart.
Maybe you would be content with welfare receipients taking those jobs.
2nd year sophmore

Frankfort, IL

#9 Jan 14, 2013
I buy my weed from the custodians. Now they get to have guns? Cooooooollllll!!!!!
Flynn

Chicago, IL

#10 Jan 14, 2013
Oh, for god's sake. No one needs to guard the schools. They're secure enough. No matter what you do, there are psychos out there who will figure out a way around it.
Carrie

Chicago, IL

#11 Jan 14, 2013
Flynn wrote:
Oh, for god's sake. No one needs to guard the schools. They're secure enough. No matter what you do, there are psychos out there who will figure out a way around it.
I agree. I feel my kids are plenty safe when they go to school. The biggest danger I think is the new front drop off proceedure at Prairie.
Rubio2016

Merrillville, IN

#12 Jan 15, 2013
Uhhhh wrote:
These guys clean floors. Not to offend them but they aren't very bright. Why would I want them protecting my kids? A lot of CPS schools have actual police officers in the schools. I don't think anyone wants any ideas from Texas. You guys built half of a wall on the border. Real smart.
"Not to offend them but they aren't very bright"? That's funny. I agree that this is a bad idea though. My kids custodians are 65 year old polish women. As for teacher carrying guns, not sure that's a great idea either considering who most teachers are. They didn't sign up as teachers with the thought of having to shoot someone. The only solution is to hire trained professionals to protect our schools. That could mean off duty or retired police or maybe we can create a federal agency to handle it like TSA(only hire better people). We know how much money the Feds like to spend. I guess I'd rather see them spend it on securing our schools than foodstamps.
Rubio2016

Merrillville, IN

#13 Jan 15, 2013
Carrie wrote:
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I agree. I feel my kids are plenty safe when they go to school. The biggest danger I think is the new front drop off proceedure at Prairie.
Ask any of the Connecticut families if they felt their kids were safe when they dropped them off for school. I can't understand this argument against school security. Is it a 100% guarantee against something bad happening, of course not. Nothing is. It's also not a 100% guarantee that a bank won't get robbed because they have cops working there but you'll notice that most banks choose to hire cops to protect their employees and of course their money. This is common sense.
True Value

New Lenox, IL

#14 Jan 15, 2013
We obviousy value our money (printed paper no less) more than our children. Our money is protected six ways to sunday. By armed guards when it is being moved. The kids? Eh, let them go unguarded, they'll be fine. 70 million for a new high school but not a dime for a permanent armed police patrol. Where are our priorities?
Professor

United States

#15 Jan 15, 2013
Carrie wrote:
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I agree. I feel my kids are plenty safe when they go to school. The biggest danger I think is the new front drop off proceedure at Prairie.
One teacher from sandy hook did a radio interview. He was teaching the day of the shooting. He stated he had no idea how to secure his classroom or protect his students. He said he felt defenceless with only the hope that the shooter does not pick his classroom. He said he is now for armed security at schools. Remeber, schools are advertised as gun free zones. Informing lunatics that they are safe to go there to shoot the school up with no resistence. Note that past three shootings were at places labeled and advertised as gun free zones. The nuts never choose to go shoot up.......a police station? I wonder why?
It is what it is

Frankfort, IL

#16 Jan 15, 2013
As I believe, I offered the best resolution to the situation above. Displaced Vets.
True Value

New Lenox, IL

#17 Jan 15, 2013
Displaced Vets. What is this?
RubioNottachance

Frankfort, IL

#18 Jan 16, 2013
Rubio2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Ask any of the Connecticut families if they felt their kids were safe when they dropped them off for school. I can't understand this argument against school security. Is it a 100% guarantee against something bad happening, of course not. Nothing is. It's also not a 100% guarantee that a bank won't get robbed because they have cops working there but you'll notice that most banks choose to hire cops to protect their employees and of course their money. This is common sense.
Which bank in New Lenox has an armed guard? I've never seen one. You need to get out more. Bring your gun if you are scared.
Professor

United States

#19 Jan 16, 2013
2nd year sophmore wrote:
I buy my weed from the custodians. Now they get to have guns? Cooooooollllll!!!!!
All drug cartel carry. You dopers are not in your right frame of mind.
someone

Chicago, IL

#20 Jan 16, 2013
The armed bank guard is a thing of the past. Why? Liability issues and high tech cameras.

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