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Red Lake reactions were 'by the book'

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Andrew Rothman, Aug 25, 2005.

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  1. Andrew Rothman

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    http://www.startribune.com/stories/462/5575875.html

    The school acts in loco parentis during the school day.

    Well, this parent would kill or die defending his kids. It is disappointing in the extreme that less is expected of teachers and staff.
     
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    If that was safe, I'd hate to see kids run into lethal.
     
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    The September issue of Reader's Digest had this story in their Everyday Heroes section. Jeff May, a ninth-grade student at Red Lake, attacked Weise with a pencil and wrestled with him, getting shot in the face. The story goes on to say that "the two had grappeled for just enough time, witnesses estimate, to spare the lives of the remaining dozen people in the classroom." I'm surprised the Star Tribune article didn't mention May's actions.
     
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    Odd that Red Lake's "SWAT Team" was never mentioned in anything I read until this article.

    Hell, I don't think Red Lake even has a SWAT Team.
     
  5. c_yeager

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    You cant just hide your kids in a classroom, your just filling the barrel with fish. You cant send them running into the hallways as that creates a shooting gallery (not to mention some serious friendly fire issues with responding cops).

    The easy solution? Have all the kids "duck and cover" in their classrooms (hey its finaly useful!) while the instructor retrieves their state issued 12-guage from the lock box and trains it on the locked entrance to the classroom.
     
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    I wish I'd said it earlier: They need a new book.
     
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    I was getting to high school age about the time that the whole Columbine thing happened. We were told that we should all go huddle in a corner if somebody started shooting up the place. The thought occured to me that our desks weren't that big, and could probably be thrown with enough force to at least temporarily disorient an attacker, thus allowing others to aid in our common defence. I don't like the idea of 12 year olds having to fend off murdering nutballs, but what ever happened to "everybody fights?" It seemed like a better idea than a dogpile of targets in the corner.

    Sounds like this Jeff May fellow agrees with me.

    'Course, C_yeager's idea sounds like the best solution.
     
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    That would be SOOOOO nice c_yeager. I can see it now.

    A 12 Gauge in a wall mounted case. Use RFID cards that the teachers have in their ID's to unlock it. (The stressfull situation could make teachers forget a combination.) Have a backup combination lock as well just in case. Have a system that will let the office know if any of the cases are unlocked.
     
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