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school violence

have kids become so violent that some schools should start havin metal detectors to keep the kids safe? is that in the budget?

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Asked by shay1130 at 5:03 PM on Sep. 1, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • SOME schools need them, but it's nothing new. Schools started putting in extra security like that in the 80's and in some areas even earlier. And yes, security is in the budget in some way for every school. But our schools here are pretty violence free and they have no need for anything like that - so they don't have them.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 5:07 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • My son's school isn't known for any violence, but, there is almost always a cop on campus. And really during dances.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 5:15 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • They've been around for a while. While I was in HS there was a cop there every day just walking around the school. This was in 2000 and 2001. Security is nothing new. Room is made in the budget for it in the schools that need it.

    Answer by Kiwismommy19 at 5:20 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • You should rent Lean On Me. It's an awesome movie, but it may help you see how NOT NEW this issue is!

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 5:22 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • Violent teenagers are the result of lack of proper parenting. U don't just "have a child and let them go". Nurturing, teaching, and playing together is what teaches a child "right from wrong". U need to be that child's pillar in tough times, and in hard times sometimes u need to discipline ur child. No, I am not talking beating them with a board, or leather shaving strap, but a good spanking never really hurt anything but their behind. Stand in the corner, spanking (not in public), or for the older kids, grounding are all acceptable punishments. What schools are missing these days, is "Corporal Punishment". Since the Liberals have had their way, violence in schools has gone up 250%. We need to re-institute corporal punishment in schools. This is when the teachers had the power, given to them by the parents, to punish their unruly child. Suspension, paddling (3 smacks with a ping-pong paddle, with holes in it works wonders).

    Answer by Bearwolf48 at 5:24 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • maybe in Compton, I really dont find it nessacary in most of the areas we have lived! I we have lived in GA, NC, SC, and we are from St. Louis, MO (2nd highest crime rate in the US per capata) Just saying this is one of those, OMG you are overreacting moments!

    Answer by JoLee12345 at 8:30 AM on Sep. 2, 2010

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