Sources: Coral Springs police upset at some Broward deputies for not entering school

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Three other officers did not enter school. So much for the theories in real life situations:

"When Coral Springs police officers arrived at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14 in the midst of the school shooting crisis, many officers were surprised to find not only that Broward County Sheriff's Deputy Scot Peterson, the armed school resource officer, had not entered the building, but that three other Broward County Sheriff's deputies were also outside the school and had not entered, Coral Springs sources tell CNN. The deputies had their pistols drawn and were behind their vehicles, the sources said, and not one of them had gone into the school."

Sources: Coral Springs police upset at some Broward deputies for not entering school
 
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HCProf

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Fear not Ladies!! The teachers now have this. We will arm them all and who needs LE anymore. My bets are on the science teachers...they are pretty tough these days. :)
 
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Maybe the deputies thought the choir director had the situation under control.
It is almost shocking to think they want to arm choir directors and other teachers and pretend that in the mass shooting chaos it is going to work out well. It is just crazy thinking.
 
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Fear not Ladies!! The teachers now have this. We will arm them all and who needs LE anymore. My bets are on the science teachers...they are pretty tough these days. :)
I have high hopes for the Home Economics teacher saving the cops.
 
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Three other officers did not enter school. So much for the theories in real life situations
What do you mean "so much for theories in real life situations?" What does that mean? Therefore what should happen when someone is shooting up a school? Tell us. What should happen when a shooter is committing mass homicide?

One side is saying "someone with a gun needs to be able and willing to intervene, and faster." The other side is saying... what, exactly? That no one in a mass shooting situation should have a gun except the shooter?
 
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What do you mean "so much for theories in real life situations?" What does that mean? Therefore what should happen when someone is shooting up a school? Tell us. What should happen when a shooter is committing mass homicide?

One side is saying "someone with a gun needs to be able and willing to intervene, and faster." The other side is saying... what, exactly? That no one in a mass shooting situation should have a gun except the shooter?
The best mass shooting is the one that does not happen.

First you start working on eliminating the high frequency of mass homicide, to reduce the victim count by 80-90 % of what we have today already.
Then we talk about how to reduce the casualties in the few remaining ones.
Priorities, based on most and best results achieved.
 
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What do you mean "so much for theories in real life situations?" What does that mean? Therefore what should happen when someone is shooting up a school? Tell us. What should happen when a shooter is committing mass homicide?

One side is saying "someone with a gun needs to intervene faster." The other side is saying... what? That no one should have a gun except the shooter?
Again, you offer a false choice. That's not surprising when you are presented with evidence that the solution you suggest has little chance of actually working in practice.

You might ask--why shouldn't we do it anyway, because it MIGHT work. Of course, the response is 1) my generic response that anything making guns more ubiquitous in society is a bad thing and 2) more guns in schools will mean more accidents with guns in schools. Someone else in these forums made astute remarks about the problem guns in schools with regard to risk management, which is nearly an obsession with school administrations these days.
 
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It is almost shocking to think they want to arm choir directors and other teachers and pretend that in the mass shooting chaos it is going to work out well. It is just crazy thinking.
Armed teachers, was a voluntary thing and had to have skills in firearm use. This is getting foolish to think grandma English teacher would be packing.