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Sat Dec 22, 2012, 06:37 AM

I suggest putting a police car in every school parking lot.

Maybe park two out there.

I think the police do that here in KC so it just looks like the police are there - and sometimes they really are and sometimes it's just a dummy car.

Then you would only need a couple extra officers to move the cars around.

Sorry. I just can't see having teachers that are all armed to the teeth. How on earth could kids settle down and try to learn something in an atmosphere like that.

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Reply I suggest putting a police car in every school parking lot. (Original post)
leftyladyfrommo Dec 2012 OP
kydo Dec 2012 #1
WhaTHellsgoingonhere Dec 2012 #2
kydo Dec 2012 #3
Atman Dec 2012 #12
Bad_Ronald Dec 2012 #4
Not Me Dec 2012 #5
kydo Dec 2012 #6
Mr Peabody Dec 2012 #7
Major Nikon Dec 2012 #9
woodsprite Dec 2012 #8
Coyotl Dec 2012 #10
Atman Dec 2012 #11
CTyankee Dec 2012 #13

Response to leftyladyfrommo (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 06:48 AM

1. many schools already do that

plus have officers in the school.

I live across the street from an elementary school. My kids went there and to the local middle school and then high school. Right now one is 3rd year music education major and the other just got pinned as a nurse.

From day one of both kids schooling there have always been cops on the school grounds.

Mostly because the school system has this joke program called D.A.R.E. but they are also there for a multiple other reasons.

I think it is a good thing, as it is more about community then security. These kids know the cops name and the cop knows them.

What I do not want is armed guards or armed teachers at schools. Armed guards are for prisons and military stuff. Teachers packing heat is just plain stupid.

Cops are fine for schools and most schools already have cops on campus and have had them on campus for 20+ years.

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Response to leftyladyfrommo (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 06:51 AM

2. I've seen this in Chicago (sort of)

I don't know the logistics, how often they do this, how long they stay, or even which schools, but there's a high school near me that gets a lot of police attention during the day. I've seen 1 or 2 squad cars parked in front. I've also seen squad cars just drive by slowly. But this isn't Columbine. This is a city school and the building is very close to the street.

The schools definitely don't employ a cop or security guard full-time. Patroling the school just appears to be part of the police's beat.

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Response to WhaTHellsgoingonhere (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 06:58 AM

3. the cops at my local schools

are there the whole school day on campus and if there are after school events they stay. And yeah there is still normal cops driving and doing their beats. But the schools here have always had at least 2 cops at all if not most schools for all if not most of the school day, and so their police cars are parked in the parking lot.



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Response to kydo (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:50 AM

12. We always had cops at basketball and football games.

Never at swim meets or track, though. Perhaps it was because our basketball and football teams were state champions.

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Sat Dec 22, 2012, 07:05 AM

5. I suggest putting a teacher in every gun store.

nt

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Response to Not Me (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 07:09 AM

6. LOL that might actually work

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Response to leftyladyfrommo (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 07:40 AM

7. Sounds good.. you never hear a Dunkin Donuts getting robbed.... n/t

 

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Response to leftyladyfrommo (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 07:51 AM

8. My alma mater has a police substation in it.

So they come/go all day long while doing regular beat work.

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Response to leftyladyfrommo (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:44 AM

10. How about a police car in every gun shop parking lot?

Then we only need 60,000 cars instead of 100,000.

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Response to leftyladyfrommo (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:46 AM

11. They do it at the airport.

At Bradley, near Hartford, there are always empty police cars parked along the curb. I alway assume the cops are inside patrolling the airport, but who knows?

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Response to leftyladyfrommo (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 10:16 AM

13. Sadly, I have to agree with you that this is probably a good partial idea altho hardly

any kind of a solution. If it will help reduce even one shooting it is worth it.

I am beyond despair that this is what has happened in this country. It is appalling.

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