If we really want safe schools, we should turn to guard dogs. Guns and officers may stop the carnage quickly, but guard dogs may stop things from happening in the first place.

They can be equipped with active transmitters connected to the school speaker system and trained to produce different sounds from low growl to loud bark depending on the situation and to attack when necessary.

The dogs could live at the school. With a few doggie doors and a few dog-loving staffers who wouldn’t mind a little extra pay for care and feeding, the dogs will have a home, which would make them even more protective.

John Carlton Hagerhorst

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BunnyLou

A person provides a potential solution to a sad reality in todays world, and what does that person get a bunch of armchair quarterbacks with derogatory remarks. Typical for those individuals and their party.

gabrielshorn2013

For those wringing their hands about this subject, here is an analysis from Northeastern University:

https://news.northeastern.edu/2018/02/26/schools-are-still-one-of-the-safest-places-for-children-researcher-says/



Schools are safer today than they were in the 1990s.



School shootings are not the new normal, despite statistics that stretch the truth:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/02/19/parkland-school-shootings-not-new-normal-despite-statistics-stretching-truth-fox-column/349380002/


threecents

Guard dogs, of course. The guard dogs could also stop bullying and drug deals. Wait, these would be talking dogs, right?

awteam2000

Will the dog have a 100 bullet magazine?

gabrielshorn2013

This story was on NBC Nightly News. A former Navy SEAL is offering this service for about $125K per school per year. Not practical.

gdunn

Wow this guy is clueless.

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