Loudon school security decision quest...

Loudon school security decision questioned

There are 21 comments on the Knoxville News Sentinel story from Dec 18, 2012, titled Loudon school security decision questioned. In it, Knoxville News Sentinel reports that:

Loudon County parents and school board members are expressing their concerns about school security following last week's school shooting in Connecticut.

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Knoxville, TN

#1 Dec 18, 2012
They don't care about your kids.
Helen

Knoxville, TN

#2 Dec 18, 2012
The people of New Town have good reason to be proud of their town officials. Every one I have seen speak (or be spoken about) have been professional and committed to the safety of the children even before this tragedy happened. I hope our politicos are watching, and feeling appropriately ashamed of themselves.
Concerned mom

Loudon, TN

#3 Dec 20, 2012
I hope something will be done about the security at Loudon Elementary School before students return in the new year. At least hire a security guard or something.
They would

Knoxville, TN

#4 Dec 20, 2012
Concerned mom wrote:
I hope something will be done about the security at Loudon Elementary School before students return in the new year. At least hire a security guard or something.
I'm sure the SB would love to hire a security guard to put in the COUNTY school if they could find a way to make the CITY tax payers foot most of the bill like they did for years in the past.
Loudon parent

Cookeville, TN

#5 Dec 20, 2012
Haven't you heard the SB just voted to give MORE golden paracutes so hirng more SRO and finding more money shouln't be a problem.

The SB is also talkin about giving Jason Vance another big pay raise so does that sound like the SB is hard up? Not hardly.
Bummer

Knoxville, TN

#6 Dec 21, 2012
Loudon County politics at its best! Is some of the worst you will find anywhere! Why, because in Loudon County it is cronies who know how to take care of one another at the expense of naive voters.
What a huge waste of the people's money and more importantly the people's misplaced trust!

Since: Dec 12

Lenoir City, TN

#7 Dec 23, 2012
Why not let the teachers start carrying?
Huh

Maryville, TN

#8 Dec 23, 2012
WICKED 911 wrote:
Why not let the teachers start carrying?
What if the teAcher has a bad day and snaps
Bob

Knoxville, TN

#9 Dec 23, 2012
We don't need teachers carrying guns. A gun in every classroom?
We need to use some the hundreds of thousands of dollars that is wasted on unnecessary frills and incompetent employees and bonuses and raises for incompetent employees and use that money to keep our kids safe.
This is just one example of what is wrong in America today. Greed and excess and power in the hands of idiots and you get what you don't need and don't get what you do.
Tennessee Boy

Knoxville, TN

#10 Jan 2, 2013
I think the National Gurads should patrol the schools.
Bud

Knoxville, TN

#11 Jan 10, 2013
Taking guns out of the hands of the people when the vast majority are decent law abiding citizens who would use those guns only to protect themselves and OTHERS is not the answer to preventing crazy madmen from slaughtering our people in shopping malls, movie theaters, and schools.
It isl a disgrace that the very people who become rediculously wealthy producing movies and video games that glorify violence are leading the charge for gun control. These are people who can afford the very best security for themselves and their families, and they are trying to shame the rest of us for wanting to have the right to have weapons to defend our families in our own homes.
Where is the common sense in our society today?
Just Thinking

Knoxville, TN

#12 Jan 15, 2013
Why not some of the parents donate or volunteer when they can to help patrol the hall way's on their days off?
I would be willing to for my childres protection. Though it is the school boards place to find ways to fix these problems
Money is always a issue and the government isn't going to help they can't manage what going n outside our community let a lone our problems here. May be we need to help more by trying to help the fix the problem instead of wishing they would . If anyone else is willing to volunteer so would I.
Just Thinking

Knoxville, TN

#13 Jan 15, 2013
And NO we should not carry fire arms just stand at the doors and and keep a good eye by paying attention
Seymour

Knoxville, TN

#14 Jan 16, 2013
Just Thinking wrote:
And NO we should not carry fire arms just stand at the doors and and keep a good eye by paying attention
And you will only succeed in slowing the criminals and crazies down when the have to step over your body going in.
Most parents are working, and how many that aren't do you see or want to see walking the halls of your child's school with or without a weapon.
Moms can't bring cupcakes to school any more, but we want them to be there to take down a mad killer. Most moms would to protect a child, but is that the best we can do?
Vinnie

Lenoir City, TN

#15 Jan 16, 2013
Seymour wrote:
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And you will only succeed in slowing the criminals and crazies down when the have to step over your body going in.
Most parents are working, and how many that aren't do you see or want to see walking the halls of your child's school with or without a weapon.
Moms can't bring cupcakes to school any more, but we want them to be there to take down a mad killer. Most moms would to protect a child, but is that the best we can do?
Youse is wrong because them cupcakes might really be hand grenades. I think a mom with a hand grenade disguised as a cupcake would be very effective.
Just Thinking

Knoxville, TN

#16 Jan 17, 2013
All I see is anger when people should be thinking about way to fix the problem. I know these idiots should be doing something rather than giving them selves raises but thats government that is the way its always been. These people in these offices only care about one thing themselves. I was just trying to think of away that might help our and maybe they will walk cover my body but what's going keep that from happening to a security guard or police officer a person Can die while carrying a gun as easy as not carrying a gun and while they are at I probably kill someone who isn't deserving it just because they want to play hero.. how about thinking up away that can help instead knocking everyone elses ideas down and by the way not everyone e works all the time and women can protect a child just as easy as you can Seymour so quit griping and be constructive. I have my gun as well as anyone else but I will not use it or carry it around someone else's child.so let the crazies co e at least I go down trying that better than just bitching
its about design

Knoxville, TN

#17 Jan 17, 2013
Schools are not designed to protect children. That is where the money should be spent. You should not be able to walk into a school and enter the student areas without first being buzzed into that area by someone who knows you should be there. The only people in a school who should be in danger are the people in the front office. School personnel should carry card scanners with passwords on them to enter buildings. If there are to be windows, they should be bullet proof. I have no problem with an armed security guard or police officer, but if there is nothing to stop someone from shooting their way in...what can one person do?
Just Thinking

Knoxville, TN

#18 Jan 17, 2013
its about design wrote:
Schools are not designed to protect children. That is where the money should be spent. You should not be able to walk into a school and enter the student areas without first being buzzed into that area by someone who knows you should be there. The only people in a school who should be in danger are the people in the front office. School personnel should carry card scanners with passwords on them to enter buildings. If there are to be windows, they should be bullet proof. I have no problem with an armed security guard or police officer, but if there is nothing to stop someone from shooting their way in...what can one person do?
I agree that is a reasonable idea good thought
moe

Knoxville, TN

#19 Jan 22, 2013
its about design wrote:
Schools are not designed to protect children. That is where the money should be spent. You should not be able to walk into a school and enter the student areas without first being buzzed into that area by someone who knows you should be there. The only people in a school who should be in danger are the people in the front office. School personnel should carry card scanners with passwords on them to enter buildings. If there are to be windows, they should be bullet proof. I have no problem with an armed security guard or police officer, but if there is nothing to stop someone from shooting their way in...what can one person do?
Was it last year in the Knoxville news paper a story about convicts being in NMS and the front office didn't know anything about it? I think school buildings should be designed that the front office is the first place you have to pass through before someone is able to enter the rest of the school. And that should be allowed only after showing ID and proving you have a student in the building,
Shadow

Lenoir City, TN

#20 Jan 22, 2013
moe wrote:
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Was it last year in the Knoxville news paper a story about convicts being in NMS and the front office didn't know anything about it? I think school buildings should be designed that the front office is the first place you have to pass through before someone is able to enter the rest of the school. And that should be allowed only after showing ID and proving you have a student in the building,
Maybe we could design a jail and a school together so that the SROs could watch out for bad guys while they're watching the bad guys. Low risk prisoners with proper training and motivation could be issued weapons in case of an active shooter scenario.

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