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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 04:46 PM

Florida school hires ex-combat veterans to defend against potential armed shooter

Source: The Hill/New York Times


BY JUSTIN WISE - 02/11/19 03:21 PM EST

A school in Florida has reportedly hired a pair of former combat veterans to secure the school grounds in the event of an armed shooter coming on the premises.

The Manatee School for the Arts in Palmetto, Fla., responded to a law requiring schools to have at least one "safe school officer" by hiring guards who will carry a 9-millimeter Glock handgun and a semiautomatic rifle with a 17-inch barrel, according to The New York Times.

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Department, which trained the guards, told the newspaper that the Manatee School for the Arts was the only school in the county to hire guards that would carry rifles.

“We’re not looking for a fair fight,” Bill Jones, the principal, told The Times when talking about the possibility of an armed shooter arriving on school grounds. “We’re looking at an overwhelming advantage.”

Read more: https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/429466-florida-school-hires-ex-combat-veterans-to-defend-against

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Reply Florida school hires ex-combat veterans to defend against potential armed shooter (Original post)
Judi Lynn Feb 2019 OP
walkingman Feb 2019 #1
Oneironaut Feb 2019 #2
iluvtennis Feb 2019 #3
atreides1 Feb 2019 #4
Dream Girl Feb 2019 #5
Marcuse Feb 2019 #6
exboyfil Feb 2019 #7
keithbvadu2 Feb 2019 #13
magicarpet Feb 2019 #8
leftofcool Feb 2019 #9
LiberalFighter Feb 2019 #10
Initech Feb 2019 #11
HopeAgain Feb 2019 #12
msongs Feb 2019 #14
forgotmylogin Feb 2019 #15
Progressive Jones Feb 2019 #16

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 04:48 PM

1. Instead of fixing the problem.....guns...we slap ourselves on the back for hiring vets.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 04:59 PM

2. Such overt gun and action hero fetishism in the article.

You would think they were talking about an army outpost in Iraq, or a John Wayne movie.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 04:59 PM

3. OMG, this is the definition of insanity.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 05:09 PM

4. Great idea

Let any potential shooter know what your defenses are, the number of people you have, the types of weapons they have access to, and what kind of training they've received!!!

"Jones added that the school chose to hire combat veterans because he wanted guards who would not hesitate to use their weapon in the case of a shooting."

Which means it's very likely that some of the students may get taken out by "friendly fire"!!!

Someone should have told this idiot the definition of OPSEC(Operational Security), which he violated, so he could walk around with his chest puffed out, saying "look at me"!!!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 05:16 PM

5. What could go wrong?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 05:17 PM

6. What could possibly go wrong.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 05:19 PM

7. Two trained armed security guards

What does that cost. $100K/ea? 600 students that is over $300/yr.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 06:17 PM

13. They can do better for price. Plenty of militia types available

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 05:29 PM

8. Mercenary soldiers of war roaming a school campus armed to the teeth,..

.... what could possibly go wrong ?

Fight fire with fire. My hollow point bullet for your 50 caliper projectile. My gun is stiffer than your gun said the small dick-ed betta to the alpha male.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 05:39 PM

9. Better than teachers carrying guns.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 05:45 PM

10. These are the veterans I despise!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 05:49 PM

11. Yeah, a bunch of angry armed lunatics with guns patrolling our schools.

What could go wrong?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 06:08 PM

12. Natural consequence of American gun fetishism...

Hardly anyone seems to stand strongly against it anymore.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:51 PM

14. security is useless when it hides in the parking lot n t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:56 PM

15. I'd pull my kids out of that school SO FAST. (n/t)

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:18 PM

16. Ammosexual Perverts Rejoice !!!

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