Some thoughts on school safety

There has been a lot talk about arming teachers and administrators in schools to help protect kids. And, there are those who are against that.

Maybe I’ve missed it, but has anyone mentioned arming and training teachers and administrators with non-lethal weapons and techniques like bean bag guns, net shooters, batons, bullet shields, pepper spray and tasers?

It looks like at least one company is thinking this way, too, with a whiteboard that doubles as a bullet shield.

Some inventive people could probably come up with more stuff that can be integrated into classrooms and offer protection from attackers and deterrents.

I’m not sure if they make these, but it seem like some type of device that you throw to the ground and it lets out a smokescreen and expands into a trap that wraps around an attackers legs to trip and contain them might also help, maybe a foam that will seal around their feet and ankles when they step in it..

Rethinking school building design might help. Something like emergency exits on airplanes might work. Pull the lever and the window pops out with an inflatable ramp to exit the building.

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2 thoughts on “Some thoughts on school safety

  1. Just a thought on the gun control legislation working its way through the Senate:

    If our legislators feel that it’s reasonable to require someone to pass a criminal background check in order to buy a gun, why don’t they think it’s reasonable to require someone to pass a background check in order for them to vote? I’m quite sure that crappy votes for crappy politicians who enact crappy laws have done more harm than all the guns ever purchased.

    • Good point, Mike. Though I’m sure some wouldn’t be opposed to that, as long as they were the ones controlling the voting background check.

      I’d be happy with one simple voting reform. If you get direct money from the government in any form, you don’t get to vote. You can choose which is more important to you, the check or the vote, but you don’t get both. In most other realms of life having a vote over something that gives you direct benefits is properly recognized as a conflict of interest and its frowned upon.

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