If you don't use a gun, what's the bother about?

I'm gonna predict that the hoopla over the massacre now goes away, if this is true:
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The armed school resource officer assigned to protect students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School took a defensive position outside the school and did not enter the building while the shooter was killing students and teachers inside with an AR-15 assault-style rifle, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Thursday.
That, I initially supposed, might have been protocol, but if this quote from the sheriff is correct, I guess not.
He said Peterson was armed, and was in uniform, and should have gone into the building during the 6-minute event, which left 17 people, most of them teenagers, dead. When asked what the deputy should have done, Israel said: “Went in and addressed the killer. Killed the killer.”
So what we have here, is a cascading failure of institutions. FBI, Sheriff's department, and likely the Federal government, due to the initiative to reduce minority teenage incarceration, the so called "school to prison pipeline" 39 visits from the cops, not a single arrest? I'm not even going to discuss the FBI, since that organization probably just needs to be disbanded at this point.


Grim said...

Maybe we should be arming the students. Apparently the adults lack the moral courage the JROTC demonstrated in spades.

Eric Blair said...

Does seem that way.

Gringo said...

So what we have here, is a cascading failure of institutions....

There oughta be a law! [sarc meter]

The "schools to pipeline" link makes a well-documented case for the abject failure of the Obama Administration's initiatives on aligning school discipline to "social justice" guidelines. The result was not better behaved schools. but worse behaved schools.

Most who have taught in public school classrooms knew those "social justice" discipline initiatives would fail. Students who face negative consequences from school administrators do so because of their misbehavior, not because of the color of their skin.

Christopher B said...

The spin is going to be this is evidence adding armed guards won't work, either. You knew there was a reason that unarmed security guard was always identified as a football coach.

Texan99 said...

The day of the shooting I read several articles noting how ironic it was that the school had recently completed training designed to emphasize the big new thing: we don't just set up a perimeter these days and wait the shooter out, we get in there and engage. I guess the training didn't quite stick.

It will be a miracle if that guard ever recovers from this experience. In the meantime my FB feed is blowing up with neighbors outraged at the idea that we have to acknowledge that we need armed defense at schools. Well, it is a sad thing that we need it, but lots of needs are sad. That doesn't mean it's a good idea to ignore them. Try point that out, though, and you get back a lot of "for the children" arguments high on emotion and low on information. There are a lot of cute posters out now whose basic argument is a picture of a pretty teacher and a lot of captions like "Oh, now, just stop. Cut it out." Not that convincing. Equally unconvincing is the sputtering, vindictive anger in the posts. These are people the FBI should think seriously about putting on the "no guns sales to loonies" list they don't actually try very hard to maintain. Too busy doing important political hatchet jobs.

Ymarsakar said...

The entire US capitol (Temple of Jupiter in classical lexicon) is dedicated to the goddess Mary/Ishtar/Liberty, a long with a list of aliases for various religions and cultures I forgot.

There's some kind of statue over the US capitol that they bring down every once in awhile to clean.

The USA nation is a kind of sacrificial altar to alien gods, not the god of Isaac, Abraham, or Jacob.

School shootings are just part of the whole State ritual. The Deep State commands and the mortals obey.

Ymarsakar said...

Oh Btw, Civil War 2 is still inevitable. Nothing USA can do to stop it. People might as prepare for the end times. It's on the way via Amazon express and prime shipping. What I said in 2007 to 2012, hasn't changed. The plan is on track, although some weird delays are inevitable due to Trum and the DS playing their own cards.