The Harsh Reality of School Security: Looking Dead Children In the Eye

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Scary, but true. This isn’t a topic anyone wants to have to talk about, but in this day and age it is necessary.

This isn’t pretty, and I can’t be nice about it.  Students and staff were murdered in a public school.  That is what happened in Sandy Hook Elementary School two years ago.  It is time we were clear about what happened and why.  An evil man was intent on killing innocent children.  Let’s look at who is to blame and what we can do to protect our children.  All this came up because of some bad propaganda in the press, but more about that later.

What happened at Sandy Hook?  An evil man killed his mother in order to get weapons and kill others.  We need to accept that some people are evil.  These murderers ignore the law.  For us to ignore evil simply invites more disasters.

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Legislators, school boards, school administrators and teachers pretended that evil didn’t exist.  They failed to physically protect the children in their school.  They ignored the threat until it was too late.  Even the police are responsible for the children’s deaths.  The police forced children to attend public schools without doing the obvious things to keep the students safe and alive.  We know better.  Some experts study violence.  You can ask them.  Here is how they explain it.

We know about fire in schools.  We demanded that our school building were built with many features that protect our children from fire.  We also have fire drills at schools.  Those drills train everyone from students to firemen and EMTs how to respond.  Children don’t die from fires in public schools any longer.  Only now have we started to treat public violence with the same concern we’ve show fire.  We don’t have to ignore physical safety any longer.  The police have already incorporated many of the lessons learned.

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