Hire security with what money? And the same goes for arming them. Teachers already have to scrape and scrounge just for simple basics like markers and paper, and it's going to get even worse since the idiots on the hill slashed the education budget even more. The vast majority of schools couldn't afford to hire a Pomeranian to stand guard right now, let alone trained personnel.
As to arming teachers, we've already had a teacher's firearm discharged by accident in the classroom since this mess started. Fortunately the child hit isn't dead.
Edited: daishain on 16th Mar, 2018 - 5:46pm
Money from all the taxes state and the federal government takes everyday! Stop hosting parties, playing golf and buying unnecessary things and then they will have money to hire security for every school in the country. Money is not the issue, revenue is collected everyday. The issue is the management of money, tell those in authority to stop playing with people's lives and invest in the right place.
Teachers teach and security guard protect. That's the way they have it on campuses at the university so why not for high school, etc.
Chaser, I'm not denying that the money couldn't be found by the government. I'm stating that the simple reality is the money in question isn't being funneled anywhere near the educational system. Just the opposite, the exceptionally short sighted individuals in charge are actively funneling money away from it, mostly to pay for things like the new tax exempt status for private jets.
And to be blunt, if they're going to reverse that trend, they have a HUGE list of things that critically needs to be paid for before paid security pops up on any reasonable budget priority. We're almost to the point that I'd say we're better off scrapping the education system. Not because that's a remotely good idea, but because there's simply not enough there for it to function anywhere near where it needs to be.
Edited: daishain on 24th Mar, 2018 - 11:45am
That's no good because education is the future of the country and should always top the budget. If you don't invest in education then you not only get gun violence in school but create unemployment, criminals and drug addicts.
In the mean time individual schools and parents could do fund raisers to get something in place, no one would refuse to do that knowing its added safety.
I don't know… if you allow teachers to be carrying around guns then that can open a lot of other problems like people getting shot accidentally, etc. Its like trying to prevent one problem but causing another problem in the process.