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    Re: Sheriff’s Office: Shooter dead at Troutdale school

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    Ah. It's a good thing. I'd hate to see dozens of kids bringing guns to school everyday. After all, outside of school, it's legal for minors to possess firearms.
    Well put for those of us who argue that the second amendment is the right to arm a bear.
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    Re: Sheriff’s Office: Shooter dead at Troutdale school

    The Reynolds school district has too many troubled kids for being a suburban district. At least it isn't as bad as the Portland schools. Still, I'm glad my kids went to Centennial. Far less troubled kids.

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    Re: Sheriff’s Office: Shooter dead at Troutdale school

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Even if that's true, which I'd have to look in to, the graph I provided still indicates that school shootings have drastically increased from the 90's until now. So, 75 or 15, they've gone from about an average of 4 a year to an average of 10 a year. 15 in a year would have been the most ever from forever ago until 2009. There's a pretty obvious trend there.

    What do we do about it? We can't do anything about it because we're not willing to change the mental health system. We abandon mentally disabled adolescents and allow them to be in an environment where even normal kids suffer tremendously from having to deal with the hell that is school. We don't recognize warning signs. And parents with these kids are still keeping guns in their homes. That's a pretty awful idea, in my opinion. I don't think we can take guns away from parents because their kids are dangerous, but it's pretty depressing to see that parents with homicidal children haven't figured out that their homicidal children plan to murder people with their guns.

    This didn't used to happen. Not 15 times a year. Why did it just start recently? If you have any ideas I'd love to hear it, but the root cause is hard to figure out.
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    Re: Sheriff’s Office: Shooter dead at Troutdale school

    What can we do about it? I saw on FaceBook a bracket that goes over the school door opening hinge to prevent entry.

    Apparently one of the (pathetic) methods schools were teaching teachers was, if they heard shooting, to wrap a belt or similar around that hinge to prevent it from opening. And it was easily broken.

    This is a metal triangular bracket that fits over the hinge (not door hinge, the big triangular opening arm) and prevents it from moving. It was invented by a teacher and is relatively inexpensive.

    Pretty cool and grass roots. It's an 'immediate' measure to take in a serious event.
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