Sad on so many levels. Certainly not appropriate to bring a BB gun to school and
there should be some consequences but now watch the school district do the
politically correct thing and hammer this kid with a sledge hammer when a tap
with a hammer would do. It wasn't many years ago I remember seeing real
guns on racks in the back windows of trucks that kids drove to school. No one
said a word. Now days, if you did that you'd be locked up as a criminal. So
unfortunate that our culture has changed to the extent it has due in some part
to the real increase and highly publicized mass killings in schools by a few
whack jobs. Hysteria and fear of legal reprisals has taken the place of good old
fashioned common sense and judgement. No wonder the kid ran. I would have too.
How many lockdown days are built into the school calendar? I swear there are
more days lost to lockdown than snow.
This goes with my comment on the irresponsible parent whose child got lost at
Lagoon. This is more of the same. We lock down 4 schools because of a BB gun? To
quote a famous movie "Watch out kid, you'll shoot your eye out."
This is ridiculous. Some parent would probably complain that their kids life was
at stake so they should have locked down the entire town until the BB bandit was
caught. More of the shameful parenting continues.
This is one of the problems with our current public schools. It wouldn't
have been an issue when I was a kid but the whole atmosphere has changed. We
have become a violent society. If the school doesn't take strong action and
someone is injured, then the administrators will be blamed for not doing
everything they should have done. But, then they are mocked if they over-react.
There never was a need for armed security in the schools when I was a boy, but
now there is. How much of our education $ are spent on security but are our
schools that much more secure? Our classrooms are overcrowded and our students
are paying a big price for it. Schools are where kids get exposed to porn, where
they get bullied, where they hear vulgarity, where girls dress immodestly, where
they get drugs, etc. etc. etc. Home schooling seems to look like a better and
better option. The state should look closely at promoting home schooling by
financially assisting parents who take the responsibility to educate their own
children. It would actually be less expensive than our current public school
I don't know about other places like New York or Boston, do they have
scanning devices to all entraces to school building. That way kids will know
there is no way any weapens can enter but that won't work because they
bring pc's and electronic devices. Never mind. BB's guns
are not allow, when are those kids going to know better?