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Crestview parent raises security questions

January 15, 2013

LISBON — One parent concerned about recent national events and school safety issues questioned the Crestview Board of Education Monday about the possibility of getting a security officer into the......

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GrantMingus

Jan-17-13 8:37 PM

ladybug, I'm not a very big supporter of the NRA, but their interest lies in protecting the 2nd amendment. Period. And people like you better hope they succeed in their fight because the 2nd is the only thing protecting your right to regurgitate every talking point on CNN.

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GrantMingus

Jan-17-13 8:33 PM

The perfect solution to this:

Do nothing.

Unbelievable to me that that seems like such an odd ball idea. Look, what happened in Sandy Hook and all the other shootings is terrible. Using any of it for political capital on EITHER side is stupid. We need to treat this for what it is, a statistical anomaly. After Sandy Hook, President Obama asked if you could honestly tell your kids that they're safe tonight. The answer for 99.9% of people was yes, they could. We don't need armed guards in schools making it even more of a prison environment than it already is. We don't need to take guns away, all arguments supporting gun control are based in absolute nonsense. We don't need to do anything. Incidents like this are an unfortunate part of human nature. Nothing will stop it, but we have to stop pretending as if it's happening in 100 places every single day. Both sides are doing nothing but spreading fear to further an agenda. Both standing on the graves of victims.

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ladybug

Jan-17-13 4:05 PM

My only concern here the people getting mowed down by these weapons

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ladybug

Jan-17-13 3:54 PM

No NS. it's people like you whose only worry is their ak47's and sticking the solution on the backs of teachers,custodians and admistaters.

There's not a*****thing funnie about any of this except listen to the NRA whine and cry ,

Their only concern is the gun manufactures and the big bucks.

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ladybug

Jan-17-13 3:46 PM

And where did i say that ? jerk.

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ladybug

Jan-17-13 8:41 AM

Of course then there's the gang violence across the country in our big cities.

Where instead of going to school the kids spend the day in drive by shootings.

The kids get bigger guns and in return the police get bigger guns.

Where does it end ??

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ladybug

Jan-17-13 8:38 AM

Look there guy Miss Jones the english teacher,

She's packing a 357 mag, under her jacket.

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ladybug

Jan-17-13 8:29 AM

Know how do we cover :malls,movie theathers,college campuses, sporting events or maybe the guy who decides to wait until classes are out to open up ?

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ladybug

Jan-17-13 8:23 AM

I never thought there'd be the day you had to strip down to your socks to board a plane,Empty your pockets to enter a fed or state bldg,

Now armed guards at the schools. Guess all this gun mania is keeping things under control.

Security should be left to the professionals.Not the teacher or custodian.

Unless the district is willing to cover attorneys fees or liabilty suits stemming from a screw up.

Schools are short on money now ,but the gun boys wants armed guards in every school.

Ok let them pay for it !!

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sassy46

Jan-16-13 7:52 PM

Bottom line....An armed guard in a school building is not going to stop someone who has their mind set on going in to do harm. In my opinion, the only thing a security guard or police officer in a school building is going to do is ease the fear of most children and make parents feel a bit more safe about sending their children. An armed guard would have not likely been able to completely prevent the Sandy Hook tragedy.

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Phoenix

Jan-16-13 4:45 PM

Do you believe we should have an armed guard in every building, every open area? There was an armed guard at Columbine, he was unsuccessful in stopping the carnage. Should we have one in every classroom? Wouldn't it be smarter to limit magazine clip size, so mass shooters would have to reload more often and therefore be easier to subdue?

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Phoenix

Jan-16-13 4:26 PM

"Soldiers are not allowed to carry weapons while on base at Fort Hood." True, but Fort Hood does have Base Civilian Police Force, which includes a Swat Team, definitely not a gun free zone.

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sunshine72

Jan-16-13 2:39 PM

A.I know for a fact that not all Sandy Hook parents want that. B.My children are not fearful of police. What I don't want them to be fearful of is going to school. C.You seem to be to inept to understand the difference.

And about them loving having grouped unarmed victims.. look at the shootings on the military bases (Ft Hood). Kinda blows that theory out of the water doesn't it. Fact is, there are idiots who will do this regardless. No matter if there are guards, no matter if there are teachers with guns. If they want to shoot people up, they will figure out a way to do it. More guns at schools is not the solution.

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sunshine72

Jan-16-13 7:54 AM

I absolutely would not want my child to have to go to school passing an armed security guard each day. Talk about instilling fear. It's one thing to be alert, it's quite another to be paranoid. Bullet proof yourself if you want notsocialist, make a weapon proof bubble to live in as you make your way through life. I'm not walking around in fear.

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grayghost

Jan-16-13 12:33 AM

notSocialist, Crestview is a smaller school than Poland. The office staff know the parents and students by name, not by numbers. They genuinely care about the students and it shows. A stranger can't get into the school without identifying themselves. Crestview Schools are rated excellent and it shows.

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sunshine72

Jan-15-13 1:57 PM

unarmed teacher, that is

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sunshine72

Jan-15-13 1:56 PM

"A diligent but unarmed staff isn't going to stop jack."

Maybe not jack, but it stopped Bryan though. The shooter in California who was talked out of the gun by a teacher.

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grayghost

Jan-15-13 9:50 AM

Crestview staff is diligent about who comes and goes from the school during regular hours. The staff also does an excellent job dealing with bullying and other issues that have caused some of these school shootings. At this point and time, Ms. Neville seems to be a bit hysterical.

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swager

Jan-15-13 8:41 AM

Use custodial staff. No arrest powers, no student intimidation from a badge looking over their shoulders. A non union position also. All you need to do is announce that there are staff currently training and the desired effect will start. Cut the super's pay. That has to be the biggest waste of money other than asst principals.

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Mtlhed

Jan-15-13 8:20 AM

Or better yet, instead of an armed target in a uniform that increases payroll, just let an anonimous and volunteering teacher or staff member carry concealed. Problem solved. But that's a common sense solution, so figure the odds on it ever happening.

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