Recently citizens begun demanding more security in schools. After another school shooting, this time a massacre, you can hardly blame parents for demanding more than some door locks and a buzzer. For financial and political reasons the district doesn’t want to give them real security, so what do they do? They institute a bit of Security Theater.
Go to this link and look at the photo. It’s a class under lockdown in Wendell, just east of Raleigh. They describe it like this
They’veforced the children to sit down in the corner where they would be conveniently lined up for the shooter. It’s like the school is determined to make it easy for any potential killer.
Even the kids thought it was stupid.
While one student called Reid crazy – “Are you trying to get shot?” she said – several liked the idea. And some thought the class should flee through the back window since Kingsmore’s class is on the first floor. After all, if the gunman broke through the door, he could hurt many students at once
Or they could have grabbed all those chairs and desks and pelted the gunman, spoiling his aim. Or beat him to death, spoiling his entire plan.
This entire episode is designed to give the the impression of competent authority “doing something.” In reality it’s just another example of the idiots in charge pretending to be doing something while actually making the situation worse. It’s hard to imagine that they would do otherwise. The same people who insist that honest parents, teachers, and staff with guns are too irresponsible to be allowed on campus can hardly be asked to believe that a bunch of children could be allowed to fight for their own lives.
Worse than that episode is this one. The Wake County School Board is considering putting security in schools. Unarmed security.
If approved, the measure would cost $835,000 for three months or nearly $2.4 million for a year for a contract with AlliedBarton Security Services. The company already provides security for some of the schools in the district.
Let’s put a man in a uniform up front so he can get shot first! It’s the perfect Government plan. It’s both costly AND ineffective! There are 105 elementary schools in Wake County, so that works out to $22,857.14 per guard per school year. You can’t hire a person to get shot for that amount of money.
We ask for security and what we get is a song and dance routine. Maybe it’s time to end government run schools. They can’t teach the kids and they won’t protect them.
You can call Wake County at 919-431-7400. You can send email to the school board at the following email addresses. I’ve formatted the email addresses so you can copy/paste them into your email and send one email to all of them.
- Mrs. Christine Kushner, Vice Chair
- Mr. John Tedesco
- Ms. Deborah Prickett
- Mr. Kevin L. Hill
- Mrs. Susan P. Evans
- Mr. Keith Sutton, Chair
- Ms. Debra Goldman
- Dr. Jim Martin
Don’t let them get away with this foolishness.