• Benjamin

    Its a shame but they did whats right.

  • Carl Stevenson

    Credit, of course, to the brave teachers who died trying to defend their charges.

    It’s a crime that the teachers and administrators, like all others nation-wide, were, and are, prohibited from being able to actually defend our children.

    Just as TSA is feel-good security theater and the Israelis actually know how to screen threats, in Israel teachers and parent volunteers are trained and armed so that they can actually prevent/stop such acts of mass murder. Here we have large, well advertised zones rich in easy targets that are prohibited by law from being defended in a timely and effective manner.

    Here, there will be a call (it started minutes after the crime was first reported) for more onerous gun controls (victim disarmament) that will do nothing to stop this sort of crime and will, in fact, make the problem worse.

    Teachers already must pass stringent background checks before they are given access to our children. We should make training and ready access to defensive weapons in the school a job requirement and part of their certification.

    Before someone says, “Guns in the schools, are you crazy?”, consider a few facts:
    1) As just stated, teachers are already checked and presumed to be trustworthy.
    2) The ONLY thing that will prevent these attacks, or at least minimize the body count, is an immediate response that terminates the threat (plainly put, kill the perp ASAP)
    3). Federal government statistics prove that law-abiding people who carry a gun are more than 5.5 times LESS likely than the police to shoot an innocent bystander, despite the fact that “civilians” justifiably kill many more criminals each year than do the police, as they defend themselves or others when faced with violent crimes.
    4).Guns themselves, when responsibly handled by properly trained people, NEVER harm innocents.m they do NOT “just go off”. Their presence under the control of properly trained teachers and administrators would pose NO threat to the children. On the contrary, it is the ONLY way to prevent, or at least rapidly stop, these sorts of attacks.
    5) As these mass shootings show, signs and laws don’t stop criminals and psychos, who don’t care about the signs, don’t obey laws, and usually plan on dying, either at their own hand or through “suicide by cop.” Less children and teachers would die if they got their (death) wish as promptly as possible at the hand of a properly equipped teacher.
    6) Every moment of delay in neutralizing the threat equals more dead innocents.

    Stop the insanity. Allow teachers to defend themselves and their charges and require that they be trained and equipped to do so.

  • gmhunt4

    If she had only be armed with a 9mm and trained on how to use it.

    • stj

      Or at the very least, a armed securiy guard.

  • twiceshy

    I believe everyone understands that good intentions are appreciated and honored, but if only we schooled our people in firearms how many lives might have been saved. This brave principal though doing the only thing she could think of to try and save lives, did it in vain. The government will soon be attempting to take away all of our citizens rights to bear arms. This is much more dangerous than any random shooting. A nation disarmed is the fall of a nation as tyrants move in where there is no resistance. Just like after 9/11 pilots started carrying guns in the cock pit. Principals should be thinking of doing the same thing.

  • RockyMtn1776

    I realize the school had recently installed a state of the art security system that clearly showed the killer standing outside the door wearing military clothing, a bullet proof vest, carrying 2 pistols and a rife before someone unlocked the door and let him in. I assume there was another camera in the Principals office that filmed what went on there.

    • caskinner

      It is my understanding he broke into the building.

      • RockyMtn1776

        If so their state of the art security system was a total waste of money. I am still hearing 2 different stories as to how he entered the building so really can’t give a updated opinion.

  • Texas Belle

    On 60 minutes Sunday evening the Nurse who was interviewed said she could see the gunman only a few feet from her view behind the desk but could do nothing as she heard him down the hall shooting at will. If she had had a firearm she could have stopped his rampage right there before he killed anyone. They were all sitting ducks until the gunman decided to kill himself. Enhanced security didn’t help because he broke a window and barged in; the only solution would have been someone with a gun to cut him down. Politicians clamoring for more gun control are just trying to make us all give up our firearms because then they can reign as they want without fear of reprisal.

  • maxximus

    No folks, we do NOT need guns in school. What is needed is ALL children (K-12) should be HOMESCHOOLED! The schools in America, with the exception of very few, are nothing but indoctrination centers for a communistict government and DO NOT FOCUS ON EDUCATING STUDENTS, BUT FILLING THEIR MINDS WITH SEX, SOCIALIST PHILOSOPHY AND ANTI-AMERICANISM. Don’t believe me? Teach for one month and come back to tell me you were wrong! I have been a teacher for 27+ years, and have never submitted my four children to the “system!”

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