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admin 01-04-2013 04:30 PM

Jindal orders task force to examine school safety

In the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Gov. Bobby Jindal has created a task force to review school safety procedures, from prekindergarten through university level campuses. The multi-agency group includes the departments of safety and corrections, education, health and hospitals, children and family services, and boards from state universities, to be co-chaired by State Police Superintendent Col. Michael Edmonson, and James LeBlanc, Secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections.? [ Read more ]

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SloMotion 01-05-2013 07:18 AM

Re: Jindal orders task force to examine school safety
You never hear about incidents like Columbine, Virginia Tech or Sandy Hook happening at urban schools, despite the high crime rates in the communities surrounding these schools. Why is that? The entire country needs to slow down a bit and take a look at the security measures that have long been used to protect students in urban districts with great success.

Metal detectors, backpack checks and security guards, armed or unarmed ... take your pick and according to the preference of local school authorities.

It just seems like a no-brainer to me.

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