Similar to what some of the other folks have suggested, we need a firm security policy that protects our schools. We created an organization to protect our land and the skies from potential terror attacks (Homeland Security)….and spend a lot of money doing that. Why don’t we apply similar resources for our schools. If we truly want to detour from allowing this type horrible act to happen again, I think we need to start by arming our schools. (I am not in favor of arming teachers as was recommended by another poster.)
Simply put, when class is in session, we have armed guards. This is not the shady security companies we are taking about here but a federally funded program that allows for Police officers to start guarding our schools. Lets require and help the states provide resources that ensures we have armed officers protecting our schools. This could also help us curb other issues within the schools as the increased police presence alone I believe could help kids stay on the right path. Schools are too simple of a target and if we really want to consider taking that away, then serious attention and policy changes are necessary. If we truly do not want to accept these acts as “routine”, as you put it last night, lets take a serious stand and make sure that our country’s future is truly protected. God Bless those poor children, teachers and their families….
Location: Austin, Texas