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It's certainly implied cionsidering he tries to scare the public with the alternative (actial security)...

Besides, the author (Matthew Gault) is a Leftwing writer for Liberal sites, Medium, , Defiant, War Is Boring, Vice & The Daily Beast...He's not some random student...He's WRITER (and "film maker) with an agenda...

Some of his other "articles"?...

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Considering his occupation and bias, I believe MAYBE 4% of the OP's article is from his actual experiences...
The problem, though is figuring out which 4% to actually believe.
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the articles not advocating "Gun free Zones"

I don't wonder why. Nothing the liberal mind dreams up surprises me.
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The problem, though is figuring out which 4% to actually believe.
the problem is you're assuming he's lying.
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Again the ONLY thing he seemed to suggest, with some frustration, is more physiological work and better, more closely knit communities.
He must not forget the required Kumbaya singing session in the morning.

The only thing that will stop a school psycho is a well-placed bullet in the medulla oblongata. That, or blow his arms off with shotguns.
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the problem is you're assuming he's lying.
I agree with Redd. That's assumes nothing.
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I agree with Redd. That's assumes nothing.
OK, so do you guys have any proof or evidence of his lying?
any counter witnesses to his particular story that would give your 4% stat some foundation.

honest answer please,
c'mon guys, seriously

Seem to me that you just think that guy's a liberal and have assumed he's lying and don't want to hear anything he has to say.
if that's how you guys want to play it fine. both sides do it.
play the game, it's fun.
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OK, so do you guys have any proof or evidence of his lying?
any counter witnesses to his particular story that would give your 4% stat some foundation.

honest answer please,
c'mon guys, seriously

Seem to me that you just think that guy's a liberal and have assumed he's lying and don't want to hear anything he has to say.
if that's how you guys want to play it fine. both sides do it.
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It's an opinion piece. An opinion I don't care enough about to bother analyzing further.

I did scan the article. I have no real idea what he posits for a solution. I suspect it has something to do with removing guns from the hands of law abiding citizens.
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It's an opinion piece. An opinion I don't care enough about to bother analyzing further.

I did scan the article. I have no real idea what he posits for a solution. I suspect it has something to do with removing guns from the hands of law abiding citizens.
All gun control solutions involve the confiscation of firearms. To illogical people, it is manna from heaven, and they throw a shlt fit when smarter-thinking people call their crap out.
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Let's see, gun free zone, a school policy of not reporting misbehavior, a school resource officer that fled the sound of gun fire and a sheriff who failed to arrest a psycho despite more than 30 calls prevented a massacre at Parkland. Oh wait.

At least the failed policies didn't suck like actually protecting the school children.
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I went to high school in a high-security fortress. You don’t want that for your kids.
Upping security at schools makes students paranoid and miserable; it doesn’t make them safe.
...The day after the massacre in Colorado, I went to class like it was a normal day. I didn’t know it yet, but my classmates and I wouldn’t end up finishing up the academic year. Days after the shooting, a series of bomb threats would cause a wave of panic throughout the city, leading to multiple school evacuations and, eventually, administrators shutting down the entire district. The schools reopened for the last few weeks of the semester, but kids didn’t go back to class.

High school already sucks. Believe me when I tell you that a massive uptick in security makes it worse.

When we returned to school in August, this time to a brand new multimillion-dollar campus, things were different. Teachers ran metal detectors at the entrance. Armed police officers roamed the halls, which were outfitted with security cameras. Teachers and cops stopped kids at random and searched their bags; there were no lockers, and kids had to wear mesh or clear backpacks so they couldn’t smuggle in guns or drugs. School didn’t feel safe; it felt like a guarded fortress.

Almost 20 years later, it feels like history is repeating itself. After the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School this February reignited the debate around gun control and school safety, some politicians are using the same logic as my school district did: Just outfit schools with cops, cameras, and metal detectors, and everything will go away.

President Donald Trump wants to arm teachers — and a school district in northern Georgia has moved forward with plans to do just that. Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s proposed plan for making schools safer involves more cops in schools, metal detectors, and bulletproof glass. In March, he signed into law a smaller version of that plan, which raises the age requirements to buy firearms in the state, sets aside funds for mental health counseling, and allows trained social workers to carry guns in public schools. The STOP School Violence Act of 2018 — which has bipartisan support and proposes distributing $50 million in federal grant money for public schools to hire more cops, among other things — is working its way through congress. The bill includes the use of “evidence-based strategies and programs to prevent violence,” and indicates those strategies should include the use of “appropriate technologies,” such as metal detectors.

The conversation has intensified since a shooting at Sante Fe High School in Texas claimed 10 lives on May 18. “There are too many entrances and too many exits to our over 8,000 campuses,” Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick said during a press conference after the shooting. “There aren’t enough people to put a guard at every entrance and exit… Maybe we need to look at limiting the entrances and exits into our schools.” In a follow-up interview, he blamed school shootings on violent video games and advocated for arming teachers.

Trust me. It won’t work. High school already sucks. Believe me when I tell you that a massive uptick in security makes it worse

Moving forward, there would be a new tip line students could call to anonymously report threats of suspicious activity. Additionally, administrators announced the would begin enforcing the dress code more strictly. We weren’t allowed to wear all-black clothing anymore. T-shirts for artists such as Marilyn Manson were banned. Trench coats were out.

One brave student raised her hand. “If the Columbine shooters had been wearing Abercrombie & Fitch, would you be banning that?”

“If the shooters had been wearing Abercrombie & Fitch, this wouldn’t have happened,” the administrator replied. It was late April, 1999, and adults were terrified of teenagers, especially ones who wore black trench coats, listened to Slayer, or played the video game Doom.

“It was clear to me that a certain group of people were being targeted for what seemed to be no real reason,” Jennifer Boccia, another student, told The Outline. She kept quiet during the assembly, but privately planned a protest with 10 other students. In response to the Allen Independent School District’s (AISD) new and overbearing policies, Boccia and her fellow protesters would wear a plain black armband to school.....
rest of article at link...

https://theoutline.com/post/4739/all...=1&zi=4kwnqpaz
Well frankly the article reads like a high schooler wrote it. And not a particularly clever or gifted one at that. I guess the only thing more sucky than high school would be getting murdered at high school because nobody had the smarts to increase security in the wake of decades of shooters attacking high schools. Sucks alright.
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