School security is changing – and here in the Valley we have examples of all kinds:
- In Milton, they’re considering re-instating a school resource officer in the middle of the first school year since 1999 without one.
- In Shamokin, they’re installing metal detectors.
- In Line Mountain, they want to allow teachers to carry guns
- In other districts, they’re not sure.
Read more about all of this on dailyitem.com.
I’ve been covering this topic and I’m all kinds of torn up about how schools should proceed.
I like the idea of school resource officers, but that costs a lot of money, and, as was pointed out after the NRA’s call for more armed guards in schools, Columbine had one.
However, I’m not sure MORE guns in schools is what we really need. What kind of example is that setting?
So I’m asking for what you think – how can we make schools safer?