Few new ideas have come up for schools which make sense. I still contend that metal detectors would be helpful, having worked in inner city schools which have had them for decades and they don’t have mass shootings, unlike the suburban schools which we are seeing. The Texas governor has said that they need to make only one door available in the schools. This will obviously be a bad idea, since fire exits are needed! Another idea which has been implemented is the transparent backpack. Obviously, the girls need to carry some personal items, which makes this a bad idea. They do need to start monitoring students who come in wearing something suspicious like a trench coat. The shooter in Texas had on a long trench coat, like the Columbine shooters. If you walk in with something like a guitar case, you should also be checked. These are common sense things.
Stuart Carlson and Jerry Resler
April 12, 2017
May 28, 2018