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View Diary: 'Shooter' bursts into classroom to confront teacher. What if the teacher had been armed? UPDATE X2 (120 comments)

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  •  could make matters worse (0+ / 0-)

    If someone hits the panic button, that alerts everyone else that there is a dangerous emergency -- and under the gun-nuts' fantasies, then the armed security guard and the armed teacher and the armed office secretary spring into action. And the likely-concealed-carry invader too. Someone is going to get shot, probably multiple someones.

    •  Well naturally a panic buton would not be a (0+ / 0-)

      fire drill. But we need a panic button.

      What we need exists

      School Panic Buttons unique system is differentiated by:

      • Instant delivery to mass users via multiple modes (Phone. e-mail, text messages, internal desktop alerts and more)
      • Guaranteed Delivery under 1 minute, activation by cell phone, wireless key FOB, e-mail and panic buttons
      • Time sensitive information instantly delivered to local police, security groups, school principals and parents
      • Information secured over 128 bit encrypted channels
      • Full audit documentation of every alert (who received the alert, who did not receive the alert)
      • Ease of use with very little training
      • Monitoring of all alert targeted reciopients

      here

      In response to the tragic Newtown shooting, schools across the country have begun taking steps to install “panic buttons” to alert police of an emergency. “If something happens at a school, we don’t have to rely on somebody to call 9-1-1,” said David Baldwin, a police officer in Marietta, Ga., where local schools became the latest to install the buttons. “They can actually hit this panic button and it immediately alerts the 9-1-1 center who immediately dispatches the police.”

      guns are fun v. hey buddy, watch what you are doing -- which side are you on?

      by 88kathy on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 08:18:18 AM PDT

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