America is now spending millions to erect fencing , increased shooter response training, instal ling bullet proof glass and hire armed guards to patrol schools with 8 year olds….Some school might have teachers carrying guns….
A long term study of reports on school security points to these reactionary actions as a waste of money….
The best way curb school armed violence the study concluded was stop allowing students and others access to guns….
THAT we KNOW is NOT gonna happen….
America is NOT going to curtain its ‘gun culture’….
The review published in Violence and Gender of 89 journal publications and some media reports was undertaken by James H. Price, professor emeritus in the Department of Public Health at the University of Toledo, and Jagdish Khubchandani, an associate professor of health science at Ball State University.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gun violence is among the leading causes of death for young people. But Price and Khubchandani wrote that little is actually known about how to prevent and reduce school firearm violence.
Schools use a variety of practices to make campuses more resistant to attacks, including employing armed school resource officers; installing video cameras, bulletproof glass and metal detectors; requiring teachers and staff to wear identification tags; establishing schoolwide electronic notification systems; limiting open access to a school; developing active shooter plans; and conducting neighborhood police patrols.
The researchers concluded that the “ideal method for eliminating school firearm violence by youths is to prevent them from ever gaining access to firearms,” but, “unfortunately, studies have found an alarming rate of firearms accessible to youths.”
A second approach is assuming young people can obtain weapons but installing measures that will prevent guns from entering schools, the report says.
Such measures have not stopped shooters or weapons from being brought into school, the study authors wrote. And while 57 percent of schools indicated they have security staff on their campuses, only 13 percent of elementary schools and 46 percent of secondary schools had such coverage for the entire instructional day.
A third prevention technique, they said, is arming teachers, resource officers and other adults in a school “to shoot and kill youth who are shooters.” That won’t really work either, the study authors said….