Saturday, January 19, 2013

Are Schools Safer With Cops Inside?



 

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

SCATS, you wouldn't want your taxes raised to even pay for the officers....

Anonymous said...

The evidence does not support it. There was a police officer who engaged one of the killers at Columbine and didn't hit him, so he was able to continue. The police traded shots with the shooter in W Webster. Not sure if a cop with a handgun or shotgun is a match for someone with armor and an assault rifle. That need a SWAT team.

SCATS said...

To 11:20AM ~~ Putting a cop inside might calm the students & prevent some discipline problems inside the building, but like 11:21AM says, it won't stop an armed maniac on a suicide mission. In my mind, these situations aren't unlike trying to prevent a suicide bomber from doing his deed. These people are READY TO DIE from the gitgo. They just want to see how many they can take out with them. In Newtown, he shot through a locked door with a security camera. A cop with a pistol had NO chance.

Anonymous said...

Not a chance in hell. Do the math. A Glock or a Sig 9mm or even .45 caliber going up against an AR-15. Even SWAT is a responsive measure. SWAT=Great resource for hostage negotiation & rescue, but for school shootings the damage has usually been done by the time SWAT is already on scene.

SCATS said...

To 11:51AM ~~ I agree completely.

Anonymous said...

The odds of a child being killed in a school shooting are 1 in 3 million. The odds of a child being struck by lightning are 1 in 1 million. The odds of being harmed on the streets are higher than either of those. Let's have more police nut put them on the streets.

Anonymous said...

Correction, should be BUT instead of NUT

Anonymous said...

To quote a gentleman of history, "He who gets there firstest with the mostest generally wins.".

Cops PROTECT the Government and take reports to entertain taxpayers.
You think otherwise you're flat DUMB!

Anonymous said...

You'll never deal with school shootings by putting officers in the schools in advance. Dividing the number of schools in America by the number of shootings that you're trying to prevent, you get a waiting time of many thousands (or tens of thousands) of years per school for a shooting incident to occur. Much better (and more useful for other purposes, like fire safety etc) to put the effort into redesigning hallways, entrances and exits, reinforced doors, etc.