1 year ago
Last edited at 4:53PM on 12/17/2012
Complacency and misguided priorities are the direct cause of such things as the Newtown massacre. Why is that we are cutting mental health services that might identify future shooters? Why is that we can spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on football programs, but not afford the salary for just ONE police officer in every school? Why do we pay teachers such a small salary, and then expect them to give their lives defending our children without weapons?
It is all about priorities. Predators will attack the easiest prey. Until we provide trained shooters to defend our schools then it WILL keep happening. There need to be police, or volunteer auxiliary officers, in every school armed with the weapons needed to engage such mentally disturbed people.
An armed man entered one of our schools and a school officer held him at bay with her gun until back up officers arrived and killed the intruder. It's that simple. If you want to protect our children then hire a vet with firearms training and place them in our schools. Or, are our politicians more willing to vote themselves pay raises and let the poor kids die?