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  •  Here in New York I can't recall any mass (2+ / 0-)
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    DefendOurConstitution, coquiero

    shootings in schools. Ever.

    How did we do this? We pay taxes. The police respond to school security issues. I would imagine private schools may hire their own additional security.

    That doesn't mean we have police outside of every school 24/7.

    1. Police guard some some schools. Some highs chools (maybe all) have metal detectors. Most elementary/middle schools do not necessarily have metal detectors.

    2. Plenty of elementary schools have unlocked front doors where a member of the public can walk right in. No one would have to shoot out the locks like Adam Lanza did. They could walk right in.

    3. The population does not keep firearms in their homes or vehicles, (many do not have vehicles).

    The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) is the branch of municipal government in New York City that manages the city's public school system. It is the largest school system in the United States, with over 1.1 million students taught in more than 1,700 separate schools.
    635,000 students are in kindergarten through 8th grade. Highschool students take the Subway to school.

    "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

    by LilithGardener on Thu Feb 28, 2013 at 04:10:42 PM PST

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