We protect our sporting events with guns. I recall news coverage of the recent Super Bowl's security measures, snipers on the roof top, roaving patrols, metal detectors ect. Everyone was ok with guns there and I believe many expected it. We protect shopping malls, celebrities, politicians, money, anything of value we protect with guns. So I ask why is it so unthinkable to protect our schools with guns?
I agree. I think that all of the schools should have a security level like, for example, an airport. The incorporation of metal detectors near every entrance of schools, inspection of the person and backpacks with constant police supervision for the whole day of school; in my opinion would mitigate the chances of a student bringing in guns to the school.
This is how it would look like:
Start of school:
-IDs: students would line up and scan their IDs at the entrances of the school (mandatory; if they don’t bring their IDs then they cannot enter) and there would be police supervison during the process. (Checking-in process would be open for 1.5 hrs (.5 hrs to accommodate for the tardy students). After the checking-in period closes the entrances of the school would close. Students that don’t arrive during the checking-in period would have to go to a mini police office of the school to check in (the original checking-in process would be repeated) after they go to the mini police office and they are assessed they can enter the school.
-The mini police station would have monitors that are connected to the cameras on school campus/buildings.
-If for some reason the student manages to get in without going to the mini police station first, and alarm would go off alerting everyone.