School resource officer in ALL schools?

School resource officer in ALL schools?

Posted in the Scottsville Forum

First Prev
of 2
Next Last
Concerned

Lafayette, TN

#1 Dec 15, 2012
I think this latest school shooting is so tragic. Does anyone else think that we may soon have to think about putting a school resource officer in all of our schools? Currenty we have 1 for our 4 schools. I do not know how he usually divides his time but I would guess most of the time he is at the high school or middle school where you would expect him to be most needed. I would have never imagined there would even be much need for him at the Primary Center but I guess we have to start to realize that in this world our kids aren't truly safe anywhere. I know that with a tight budget and this would require hiring more officers but if anything is worth it, wouldn't it be our kids?

“TELLING IT LIKE IT IS”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#2 Dec 15, 2012
It isn't an option anymore but a necessity that all schools have guards, to keep the students safe. Factories have guards to keep unauthorized people. Why not schools? When criminal activity is taking place in the area, schools go on lock down. With things the way they are schools need to be on semi lock down with a guard at all times. Gun control will not help. Criminals will always be able to get guns.
Blah Blah Blah

White Plains, KY

#3 Dec 15, 2012
THE UNA FARTER wrote:
Gun control will not help. Criminals will always be able to get guns.
\
Guns, knives, explosives, poison...etc. If a crazy person wants to cause mass chaos/panic/harm, its really hard to stop them.

Since: Sep 11

Westmoreland, TN

#4 Dec 15, 2012
Blah Blah Blah wrote:
<quoted text>\
Guns, knives, explosives, poison...etc. If a crazy person wants to cause mass chaos/panic/harm, its really hard to stop them.
You are exactly right. Banning guns won't accomplish nothing, because if a criminal want a weapon he/she will get it.

“TELLING IT LIKE IT IS”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#5 Dec 15, 2012
Blah Blah Blah wrote:
<quoted text>\
Guns, knives, explosives, poison...etc. If a crazy person wants to cause mass chaos/panic/harm, its really hard to stop them.
you are correct. There are countless items used everyday that can cause descruction. Every law abiding citizen should be armed at all times. Even proper authority on school property. What better place for a criminal to carry out their crime, than upon people they know are defenseless.
agree

Westmoreland, TN

#6 Dec 15, 2012
Sadly this is all true, in a perfect world we wouldn't have to worry about our childrens safety at school or anywhere else. We need security at ALL schools because the sad truth is if someone is willing to loose their life in the process and has a little knowledge that is all they need to do something horrible like what happened in CT. None of us expect bad things to happen most of the time til its too late and their is nothing more important than our kids safety. Besides the security why not allow our teachers the right to conceal carry in schools? We trust them to keep our kids safe several hours of the day and to teach them so why not let them be armed? Its really terrible we have to even think about this kind of stuff but its just the awful reality of the world we live in.
FBC

Westmoreland, TN

#7 Dec 16, 2012
If they ban guns, only bad people will be able to get them. Sad that our public schools are going to have to be like a prison so that our children will be safe. School is not only a learning center, but a social outlet for children to learn how to relate with others in society. When they took God out of our public schools...everything went down hill! Children aren't taught to be kind to one another. It's all about being first and number one. So sad.
Guardsmen

Scottsville, KY

#8 Dec 16, 2012
We've got at least 5 security guards being paid by tax payers at our new Extravagate Courthouse.... Maybe our schools could borrow a couple???
Dawn Ward

Hagerstown, MD

#9 Dec 16, 2012
How do we press for a full time resource officer at every school. I am sick of this and I will pull my kids unless this is done. Where do you start?
Blah Blah Blah

Bowling Green, KY

#10 Dec 16, 2012
Dawn Ward wrote:
How do we press for a full time resource officer at every school. I am sick of this and I will pull my kids unless this is done. Where do you start?
Superintendent? School board meeting?
Patriot Dad

Orrville, OH

#11 Dec 17, 2012
There are about 100,000 public schools in America. If the officer was paid $40,000 a year it would cost the taxpayers 4 billion dollars a year to put an officer in every school. We could place an officer in every classroom and our kids still not be safe. People who want to do things like this will find a way. Everyday our kids go to school they get on a bus. The bus could be targeted. Do we now put an officer on every bus? We take our kids to the park, ballgames, shopping. We are at risk of this same type of incident all the time and everywhere we go.

I agree that our schools could be safer. A matrix system would keep all the doors locked until a badge was swiped. That would slow someone down but the guy in Connecticut shot the window out and opened the door. Locks didn't stop him.

I'm not sure that arming everyone in the school is the right answer either. Some people snap and just lose it. If they had a gun they might use it and then we would have another tragedy on our hands. I think in this case he would have been stopped sooner if someone did have a gun. Maybe it would be a deterrant to some if they thought all the teachers and staff were "packing".

According to the news reports the man was unstable. He had a mental condition. He was not in his right mind. How can anyone have seen something like this coming? His own mother was the first victim. She taught him how to shoot as a way to bond with him. They were her guns.

We can try to dig into this tragedy and hope to keep it from happening again but one random incident cannot be avoided 100% of the time.

There is no easy answer to this problem.

It boils down to what is in a person's heart. In some cases the answer is EVIL.
The Man

Westmoreland, TN

#12 Dec 18, 2012
Patriot Dad wrote:
There are about 100,000 public schools in America. If the officer was paid $40,000 a year it would cost the taxpayers 4 billion dollars a year to put an officer in every school. We could place an officer in every classroom and our kids still not be safe. People who want to do things like this will find a way. Everyday our kids go to school they get on a bus. The bus could be targeted. Do we now put an officer on every bus? We take our kids to the park, ballgames, shopping. We are at risk of this same type of incident all the time and everywhere we go.
I agree that our schools could be safer. A matrix system would keep all the doors locked until a badge was swiped. That would slow someone down but the guy in Connecticut shot the window out and opened the door. Locks didn't stop him.
I'm not sure that arming everyone in the school is the right answer either. Some people snap and just lose it. If they had a gun they might use it and then we would have another tragedy on our hands. I think in this case he would have been stopped sooner if someone did have a gun. Maybe it would be a deterrant to some if they thought all the teachers and staff were "packing".
According to the news reports the man was unstable. He had a mental condition. He was not in his right mind. How can anyone have seen something like this coming? His own mother was the first victim. She taught him how to shoot as a way to bond with him. They were her guns.
We can try to dig into this tragedy and hope to keep it from happening again but one random incident cannot be avoided 100% of the time.
There is no easy answer to this problem.
It boils down to what is in a person's heart. In some cases the answer is EVIL.
You have some good points. But every school should have an officer to keep the kids safe. There are many more advantages than that a officer in the schools will bring. In this case a Police officer may have stopped this at the first stages. Maybe before anyone was hurt. It all depends on where he was at the time the first shots come threw the door. You can bet he would have found this siko before he did that much. Lets start by cutting some pay checks for some of the top 2% in the school system and pay for all the schools to have an officer.
Mel

Elizabethtown, KY

#13 Dec 18, 2012
Patriot Dad wrote:
There are about 100,000 public schools in America. If the officer was paid $40,000 a year it would cost the taxpayers 4 billion dollars a year to put an officer in every school. We could place an officer in every classroom and our kids still not be safe. People who want to do things like this will find a way. Everyday our kids go to school they get on a bus. The bus could be targeted. Do we now put an officer on every bus? We take our kids to the park, ballgames, shopping. We are at risk of this same type of incident all the time and everywhere we go.
I agree that our schools could be safer. A matrix system would keep all the doors locked until a badge was swiped. That would slow someone down but the guy in Connecticut shot the window out and opened the door. Locks didn't stop him.
I'm not sure that arming everyone in the school is the right answer either. Some people snap and just lose it. If they had a gun they might use it and then we would have another tragedy on our hands. I think in this case he would have been stopped sooner if someone did have a gun. Maybe it would be a deterrant to some if they thought all the teachers and staff were "packing".
According to the news reports the man was unstable. He had a mental condition. He was not in his right mind. How can anyone have seen something like this coming? His own mother was the first victim. She taught him how to shoot as a way to bond with him. They were her guns.
We can try to dig into this tragedy and hope to keep it from happening again but one random incident cannot be avoided 100% of the time.
There is no easy answer to this problem.
It boils down to what is in a person's heart. In some cases the answer is EVIL.
Yes, tragedy can happen anywhere but school is the one place that I'm not there to protect my kids so I want someone to be. I think our kids safety is worth an officer's salary. I'm paying taxes either way, it would be nice to know its going towards something this important.
Voter

Westmoreland, TN

#14 Dec 18, 2012
Yes my school taxes to the schools are way higher than all others put together. Cut the pay for the people in the board of education office and pay police officers to make our children safe. All 5 schools all day every day and the school not in charge of the officers. DO IT NOW !!!
Fat Bottom Girl

Westmoreland, TN

#15 Dec 18, 2012
I'd like to weigh in on this one. Why is it that every time a freak pulls a stunt like this, someone always talks about them having a mental problem or being crazy. Seems to me that instead of picking a defenseless target that the CRAZY thing to do would be to go after armed soldiers, police officers, or an NRA convention.

These jack-donkeys aren't crazy they are cowards and if they knew someone could be shooting back at them before they could make their "statement" they wouldn't try.

I know this guy killed himself but that was after he'd killed 20 kids and his mother. I think the chance of return fire would have made him think twice. I'm so mad I can't sit down.
Blah Blah Blah

Bowling Green, KY

#16 Dec 18, 2012
Fat Bottom Girl wrote:
Seems to me that instead of picking a defenseless target that the CRAZY thing to do would be to go after armed soldiers, police officers, or an NRA convention.
Their goal is simply mass carnage. Cause as much pain and chaos as possible. The more they kill and destroy, the more the media goes ape-shit over it and 'glorifies' them in the news.
Patriot Dad

Orrville, OH

#17 Dec 19, 2012
This boy was Autistic. He was not right in the head. That is why people are saying he was crazy. Do you even watch the news?
Wth

Bethpage, TN

#18 Dec 19, 2012
Use the money the town paid for that tree in town to hire someone to protect Our children
Fat Bottom Girl

Westmoreland, TN

#19 Dec 19, 2012
Patriot Dad wrote:
This boy was Autistic. He was not right in the head. That is why people are saying he was crazy. Do you even watch the news?
The killer was only rumored to have a slight hint of autism, which was disputed by the authorities to have anything to do with the shootings. Teachers said he was an intelligent boy, but somewhat of a loner. Please do your research before you dispute someone, sir.
Blah Blah Blah

Bowling Green, KY

#20 Dec 19, 2012
Patriot Dad wrote:
This boy was Autistic. He was not right in the head. That is why people are saying he was crazy. Do you even watch the news?
He was NOT Autistic, he had Asperger's Syndrome (which is NOT the same thing). He was also exhibiting signs of mental illness, such has burning himself continually in the months leading up to this tragedy.

I guess we know which one of us watches the news...

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Scottsville Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
John Deere or Cub cadet? 1 hr Molinite 11
Little Dollies 2 hr coffeelady 7
Griddles vs. Dumplins 2 hr FourO 16
Sewer smell at TSC 2 hr FourO 8
Amy Smith-mother who calls police on 10 yr old ... (Dec '09) 2 hr FourO 41
Eclipse Glasses ? 2 hr FourO 8
Wet vote!!! (Jun '15) 2 hr FourO 186

Scottsville Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Scottsville Mortgages