Originally Posted by quietchat
This isn't a new debate. It's pretty much been around since the school shootings first occured, which if I'm right would be the Columbine High School shooting, but it's making a come back as we had like 10 of them in the last 3 years (I'm including over seas in Europe).
On that note, here's a better solution: MORE GUN CONTROL!!! Which everyone hates, but if you want to get rid of the threat and worry all together, this is your only way. Only law enforcement can have hand guns, all guns for hunting have to be kept securely at a station near where you would go hunting, and teach gas station attendants everywhere to use a tazer gun.
But, that's un-realistic and I know that everyone will be against that plan anyway. If you can't have more gun control, then the absolute best thing to do is to have more protection. At the college I go to, there is a police station right on campus. At the high school I went to, there were 2 officers max around at any time, except when we had bomb threats or drug searches. It was a large high school though and hard to move around. I would say 2 police officers for every 1000 people in a large high school, 3 in a school with less than 1000.
Again, this is unrealistic since it costs the school money to hire security, and schools have to cut back in everything now adays.
Third solution: Arm the teachers. Poor idea for the reasons everyone else has already listed, good idea for obvious reasons, but let's change this some.
Don't give teachers guns, let the secretary have a gun, let principals have guns. There, you now have probably 5 more people with guns, and they are usually going to be witness to any shooting that happens anyway. It costs no more money to the state, no worry for the kids, and you wouldn't even have to know they carry them. After that, make sure you can prevent the fucking shooting in the first place. Abolish any social classing, make sure everyone knows that they can go to a counsoler, and take every minor threat seriously. Figure out what students have access to guns in some way, talk to the parents, convince them to teach that guns are not to be used against other people, and now you have a plan with no possible flaws.