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School Safety

KAYLEE RADCLIFFE – We all have heard or been affected by the Sandy Hook tragedy in Connecticut that occurred on December 14th 2012. If you are one of the extremely unsocial, technologically-handicapped, non-news watching people that have no idea what I’m referring to, than you can take a look back at my article posted on Christmas Eve titled “A High School Students Reaction to Sandy Hook Tragedy.”

For you folks that do know what I’m talking about than here we go:

After everything that happened in Connecticut, there seems to be a safety uproar occurring in the United States. I live all the way across the country from Connecticut and even my high school had a board meeting assuring student safety. The problem with my high school? They aren’t thinking of all the downfalls to their “big plan.” That’s what I’m here for.

The school boards big plan? Place scanners outside every school entrance and make students scan their ASB cards to unlock the doors and then parents would have to buzz in.

Here’s a few problems with this “big plan,” (keep in mind that this was just a possibility and probably won’t happen)

Number one: Students have a tendency to forget things at home, whether it’s on purpose or by accident. What makes school officials so sure that students will ALWAYS remember their ASB cards? If students forget their ASB cards and they live a ways a way than they are most likely out of luck.

Number Two: Just because an armed guns men can’t just open the door doesn’t mean that they can’t wait outside the door until someone comes out or in.

Number three: Due to current legal issues that my high school has gone through, well, putting this in the lightest sense…. We’re broke as shit.

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m so happy that my school is thinking about the safety of their students, but before they go jumping their guns they need to think everything through.


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