Should schools have armed security guards patrolling campuses?
Comment: I wish they would do so at SCUCISD. My kids are in high school. by Misty
Comment: Many countries have armed police,and military in public buildings,including banks. Also patrolling the streets.They have them around schools. So! Yes I think it is a good idea. by Jonathan
Comment: I believe it is a good idea that we have armed security guards in schools we did at my high school and we had alot less problems then we would have had if we didn't have armed police officers there by Marshall
Comment: It would hopefully save the lives of many innocent children by having this protection, but it will not stop massive shootings. There are too many other places with large numbers of people for them to hit. These people want to be remebered. They kill large numbers of people then kill themselves just to make a record. I'll bet if the USA would reinstate the military draft, including women, you would see our country have some values again. When we had the draft, peacetime or not, this instilled discipline into the people who did not get it at home. They returned home with manners, discipline and respected their country among other things. by Mildred
Comment: UNFORTUNATE, BUT A GOOD IDEA. I THINK THE PRINCIPAL AND TEACHERS SHOULD HAVE A GUN ALSO. by SANDRA
Comment: We need more safety in our kids school by Erica
Comment: yes yes yes by vawner
Comment: I would like to keep my kids safe at school and know that their safe by alex
Comment: I'TS ABOUT TIME, TO MANY CRAZY IDIOTS OUT THERE. by GLENN
Comment: We have armed guards at banks protecting insured money but not at schools protecting our kids that's just crazy by frank
Comment: Being that I work at an elementary, I know for a fact it would make everyone feel that much safer not only if something were to occur like in CT but for any emergency that would call for higher security. by erika
Comment: For safety with the students and staff, also anyone entering the school or campus area. Crazy fathers or mother might do something dangerous that could danger student nearby. Anything could happen and with armed security guards will decrease the violence. by jacinto
Comment: I work at elementary school and I do believe that we should have a security.patrolling by Elaine
Comment: It might even keep those child touchers from teaching at schools. by Edwarf
Comment: It would be safer for the children and employees by David
Comment: What if we allow the men & women that have served our country, our Veterans, to receive the same pay and benefits they were getting while protecting families overseas, and allow them now to actually protect their homeland, their families, & their friends in the ways they have been taught and trained to do. Think just how many UNEMPLOYED VETERNS WOULD NOW BE EMPLOYED, and the school districts would not have to dip into their strapped funds for this by Kay
Comment: I think this would be a very good idea and will help eliminate anymore trajedys from happening on campus.. Although it is quite sad that this couldn't take place alot sooner. by Valdez
Comment: If Banks & Local Businesses use guards to protect assets, of course Schools should use guards to protect the children. by Karen
Comment: Not in body armor with M-16s. Plain clothes and concealed carry. And train them with non-lethal options as well. A person trained with a baton can be just as effective. That's one thing I realized teaching security in the military. by Robert
Comment: I think they should have campuse police not security guards patrolling on campus by Louis
Comment: Armed Guards to protect Banks, Airports, Museums, dignitaries...But our children? That’s wasting money! Give me a break!! by Jay
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