This is a real letter!!!
I AM a math teacher at Brockton High School, the site of a school shooting earlier this month.
Current school security procedures lock down school populations in the event of armed assault. Some advocate abandoning this practice as it holds everyone in place, allowing a shooter easily to find victims.
An alternative to lockdown is immediate exodus via announcement. Although this removes potential hostages and makes it nearly impossible for the shooter to acquire preselected targets, it unfairly rewards resourceful children who move to safety off-site more shrewdly and efficiently than others.
Schools should level playing fields, not intrinsically reward those more resourceful. A level barrel is fair to all fish.
Some propose overturning laws that made schools gun-free zones even for teachers who may be licensed to securely carry concealed firearms elsewhere.
Answer by Farmlady09 at 2:37 AM on Mar. 8, 2010
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Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 4:17 PM on Mar. 7, 2010
I have to say that I am so thankful that this person is NOT MY PARENT!!! If he has children, they must be terrified, because they know their father will not protect them.
It didnt say he would not protect his child and its a little extreme to act as if he doesnt care for the safety of his child based on the belief that no guns should be allowed in school. Alowing guns on shool premises would likely increase gun violence and accidents at school.
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