In considering the recent school shooting at Sandy Hook, there is a tendency to sit back and wait and hope the government will take some steps so it can’t happen again, not a task that is apt to be done effectively very soon.
Our Brainerd Dispatch gave us a Christmas Day article about the in-depth steps the school staff takes to keep children under their care safe. This article is worth the read and staff writer Jessi Pierce deserves a “well done award.”
There has been a variety of talk at having armed guards at the schools. Care in how it is handled could go a long ways toward making parents feel better about the security of their children and could be a working force in unimagined ways to help the school staffs. There are other threats than the Sandy Hook-type, and our school is addressing them, but it gets to be quite a heavy load.
The media has been reporting lately about increased interest in the automatic-type weapons since the Sandy Hook event, fear that the government will ban the sale. Where do parents go when they want to buy more safety? Perhaps school boards that will listen!