First, as a history and journalism teacher at Clark Magnet School, he looked forward to not spending an inordinate amount of his time chasing down wayward students with their ever-present smartphones.
There are over million guns in this country, with over million people. Some of those people are evil.
And evil people are a resourceful bunch who know how to commit evil acts, regardless of any laws in place to prevent them from doing so. Yet we childishly cling to gun control as the only answer to deal with this evil while our kids go to unprotected schools, with unprotected teachers and unprotected classrooms.
And then we're confused when our kids get slaughtered by evil people who continuously break, or in some cases pass every law to do it.
Laws only matter to the people willing to obey them. Depending on laws to prevent random acts of murder is delusional, at best, and suicidal at worst. You can't legislate evil.
That's the equivalent of holding up a "no biting" sign in front of a rabid dog and expecting it not to bite you. So, instead of adding more words to our "no bite sign," how about we focus on how to stop the evil when it arises?
Gun-free zone signs don't keep guns out of schools, especially guns in the hands of mass murderers who aren't phased by signs telling them they're not supposed to bring guns into schools.
The very definition of a criminal is someone who fails to obey the law. What makes gun control advocates think that criminals are suddenly going to follow the law if the laws are more stringent? But you know what does?
Put metal detectors in our schools. You want to know why they have metal detectors in courthouses, airports and stadiums? Because it prevents mass murderers from getting gun into these places.
Infinitely better than a sign on a window. And if a mass murderer does try to bring a gun into a school and sets the metal detectors off, guess who should be there, ready and willing to stop them?
We use armed guards at banks, armed guards at jewelry stores. We used armed guards to protect everything we consider valuable. I can't think of anything more valuable than our kids. There should be surface-to-air missiles in front of our schools, as far as I'm concerned.
So armed guards shouldn't even be a question. Hell, after Columbine, our schools should look like the damn X-Men Academy. These are our kids, the future of our society. There's nothing more valuable.
These are innocent human beings who have no say in what happens to them or the policies that are implemented that affect them. Why are we so hesitant to do everything in our power to protect them?
And, in the worst event that someone gets past all of these things, the last layer of defense against these psychos should be our teachers. Let the teachers be armed if they want to be armed, instead of forcing them to become defenseless human sacrifices that still result in kids dying.
Give them the power to fight back so they can defend the kids you entrusted them to protect their minds and bodies in the first place.
Best case scenario, they never have to touch their firearm. Worst case scenario, they have the ability to fight fire with fire. As we always say, "Better to be judged by twelve than carried by six. You just want to be able to continue living in your mental utopia where feeling safe is more important than being safe.
We've fooled ourselves into thinking that we have a right to feel safe and we don't. We do, however, have a right to protect our lives.
Politicians and school officials are more worried about what their school looks like than what would be the most effective way of protecting the children that walk through their doors.“We need more social workers and counselors in all schools!” students chanted.
Some protests were far quieter, such as the one held by elementary school students at Public School 40 in Manhattan. To proactively address racial imbalance in school discipline, we must continue to call out and push back against implicit racial bias and we must convince the American people that racial and ethnic bias in school discipline is a sign that the entire education system is out of balance.
Metal detectors and searches of student lockers and book bags are not uncommon, especially in large urban middle and high schools. Indeed, fewer weapons are confiscated with these measures in place  than are confiscated without them, implying that students are bringing weapons to .
The 54 metal detectors it purchased for its 14, capacity football stadium ran $,, according to John Uda, the university’s assistant director of event security.
Setting up and staffing the machines costs $20, per game. Schools rush to install metal detectors, security cameras and fortify classroom doors. Veteran counselors believe that approach may help defend against a shooting, but it does not assess the.
For example, placement of metal detectors at the front doors failed to stop students from carrying weapons in through side doors. The other significant success was the establishment of a relationship between the school and the BPD.