Posted by David Corn on December 18, 1998 at 13:05:31:
In Reply to: school security posted by L. Stephens on December 05, 1998 at 12:29:34:
: I believe schools should use metal detectors
: when there is a definite need for them only.
: Video cameras should be on all school buses,
: in classrooms and hallways. This protects
: the adults as well as the kids. Too often
: someone (kid or adult) is accused of something
: that never happened or someone else did. Also
: drug deals and other situations could be caught
: on camera instead of the kids getting by with
: their activity.
The issue is complicated by non-students coming on to a campus for unauthorized purposes--I think there is a good arguement for a student to have to wear identification visibly on their person-perhaps this could be a primary use for the student body card that most schools issue anyway!
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