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Your first sentence makes me bristle. First of all, because you seem to be placing blame on people other than the shooters. Second, because information on how exactly this happened is scarce/currently unavailable.
Is that what I did? I blamed the school? I ASKED A QUESTION.
Not every school has metal detectors or machines that can find this stuff on a person. Not every school has cops there to protect the kids. My son goes to a school PK-12 and it has 600 total students in a town of 3,000. People don't think that this type of school is one that could ever be a target. With this one and the one that happened not too long ago in PA with the Amish School - every school is a target no matter where it is.
Some people don't deserve life on this earth, and this sicko is one of them.
Why should we have to go to class if we came here to play FOOTBALL, we ain't come to play SCHOOL, classes are POINTLESS
You don't need a metal detector to lock the doors. Most schools around where I live you need to be buzzed into. You can't just stroll up and open the doors.
This post was edited by Itzsessil 16 months ago
Unfortunately, I think this will play out like several in the past. Cho at VaTech, the chemistry grad student in Colorado, and the guy who shot the AZ politician. All had very clear red flags indicating that they were seriously deranged. And all cases had one or many colleagues (read the account of Cho's Va Tech roommates) and/or mental health professionals who dropped the ball.
With the benefit of hindsight, there will be someone (likely a mental health professional or colleague) who wishes he/she had done more.
This post was edited by pennstatel0 16 months ago
I understand that. Every school is different. My son's school - I can go - sign in and just walk into the door without being buzzed in. It's a very safe community.
9-11 was a day that changed the life of Americans everywhere. I'd say, this day will have a big affect on how schools conduct safety measures - whether you are in downtown New York City, or in Juneau, Alaska. If today doesn't change things, I don't know what will.
Columbine should have changed everything. There's no reason any school should be able to accessed by anyone without credentials to be there,
It really didn't. It should have, but ...
This is absolutely awful. I am slowly losing faith in humanity and our ability to have a caring, compassionate society. This kind of thing happens too much now. What used to be safe places (schools, malls, theaters) are now places of murdering psychopaths with no regard for human life.
I wish I would have lived in the 40's and 50's when people opened doors for each other and were courteous, didn't have video games, parents played with their kids and raised them instead of having the local day care do it, and people owned a simple hand gun to protect their homes. Instead I am raising my kids in a society of ritalin, games where you just kill everyone with assault and machine guns, kids are raised by Tutor Time while their parents drop them off at 7 and pick them up at 6, and you never see a dad playing wiffle ball or steady QB anymore.
Done with my rant on this. I hope some of us, me included, start paying more attention to our kids' lives and take an active role in making them learn right from wrong.
WTF is wrong with people. This happened about an hour from my house... definitely puts things into perspective. I am sure there is a very dark place in hell reserved for these type of sick f*cks.
But that's the problem; you see tons of examples where someone is a bit off and not right. But in the end, most of them don't go off the deep end or a killing rampage. Most of them are just weird and that's it.
I'm sure someone will point to this guy, look at his past, and start screaming about all the warning signs we had... But before the murderous rampage, there's no real sign. Maybe some weirdness, but everyone's weird. It's only with the benefit of hindsight can we play this game of "see, I told you.".
If it was so obvious, he would have been stopped. But it's not obvious. We can't predict the future.
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Very well put.
Totally numb right now.
I know it did at my HS, I was in school when that happened. We used to be able to walk outside and smoke cigs between classes when it was still a junior/senior high(pre our middle school being built like 95 or 96). The year after I graduated I came back to see my football coach and they wouldn't let me in the building because I didn't have an appt.
As someone who has worked in Day Cares, this is so spot on.
In a case like this....i doubt the shooters were being secretive. The school could have had one access point and he simply went in there and unloaded. My sons school has one open door but i can see easy ways for someone to get in if they spent 10 minutes planning. Only thing u can do is have armed guard(s) at each school. Maybe one seen for deterrentthe and one behind the scenes to scope the campus.
20 minutes from my house....my daughter is in kindergarten...believe her school was locked down...very scary
Didn't take long for people to use this as a platform for gun control.
that school is set up where you need to be buzzed in.....just saw on local news here in CT.
If the second guy turns out to be part of this, I say you extradite him to Texas and let their legal system deal with him.
Nothing wrong with video games, gramps. They're not any different than other forms of entertainment. Just like TV, and movies, and books, and anything else, there are wide ranges of varieties out there.
Bob Costas anyone?
These people had a mission. If not guns, they would have went online and built a bomb.
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