Originally Posted by pizzaman
The local high school decided about 20 years ago they wanted an armed cop in the building so now there is a policeman in the building during school hours. The problem here was fighting mostly between native americans and the decendents of european immigrants. My daughter (never one to just shut up when things get a little tense) was in one fight with a NA girl. Fights are way down with the officer in the school. The school board funds the officers pay.
We have had an officer in our school a big chunk of the day for more than a decade. I dropped my son off at the middle school this AM. Always a cop in the parking lot keeping an eye on things.
We have security guards at banks, warehouses, grocery stores, hospitals, shopping malls. It seems like a bit of common sense to protect our kids at least as well as we protect our eggs or money.