School Security


Today I can walk onto the campus of any college or university, and of most primary and secondary schools in the country as well, with little or no chance of being challenged or my progress impeded in any way that would be effective if I had slaughter on my mind. So can just about anyone else.

This state of affairs is as shameful as the refusal, in the 1970’s, of the Federal Aviation Administration to mandate reinforced cockpit doors on airliners.  That bit of foot-dragging to save the airlines money allowed the 9/11 tragedies to happen. When we invite people to walk into critical areas, we underwrite whatever happens next. We don’t do it in courthouses. We don’t do it in airports. Why in the name of heaven do we permit it at our schools?

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Author: Bill

Birder, cat-lover, pilot, poet. Former lounge lizard, pauper, pagan, lifeguard, chauffeur,cop and martial artist, turned pacifist addiction writer. Tries to be a good husband, father and brother, and makes a decent friend. Likes to take pictures. Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

2 thoughts on “School Security”

  1. Incredible header, looks like the Sandhills in NB.

    You are right on the money on this one Bill. Not long ago we took an old Saxophone to the local high school to donate it to the music program, the kid having stopped playing it years ago, and we felt it would be a good gesture to donate it to some kid who wanted to play but could not afford the instrument.

    I walked that sucker right into the school, unchallenged or molested by security of any form. Today I think about it and it just makes me sad, anyone could have done that, and they could have very well not been delivering a used sax.

    Don

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