The debate "Schools should have metal detectors that every person must go through to improve school safety" was started by
April 20, 2015, 12:04 pm.
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well it doesn't matter if they feel threatened or not. I'm pretty sure the kids at that one school felt pretty safe before a person with a gun came and started shooting. so yes, I think they should put them in to increase safety.
Why metal? Why not pop or punk or hiphop or classical?
Think about it, people.
no..students may feel that they are in danger and the are being threatened
Even if you ban guns, people can make them and sell them on the black market. Yes there is an age limit, and you have to have a license, and you have to go through training. What people want so badly is for them to be banned. Well guess what, it doesn't work. Look at Europe for example. I cannot remember exactly where but there was a bank robbery, I believe, not too long ago. People died because nobody had guns, and the criminals did. Not even the first responders had guns for Pete sake. If you get rid of guns, when there is a reason to use them, we won't have them.
Metal detectors could work greatly because there have been cases before where there were shootings inside schools, sometimes caused by the kids themselves. When there are threats like ISIS still around and ready to kill, you need to take every precaution that at least the kids are not the ones to die. ISIS has bases inside the US. Since our "great" president won't do a darn thing about them the least we can do is defend themselves if they attack us. I am a very patriotic American and proud to be one.
The only reason why kids would think that they are dangerous until proven not, is if they do not know the threats that we are facing. Once they know and are told the reason why, most of them will understand. If kids set off metal detectors for no reason, then the school can take care of them just like they do to all the other disobedient kids.
well that's not the case in airports, not everyone sets it off....
yes but time wasted never returns, everyone has metal and so when the detectors beep, people will have to be search which according to me is a waste of precious time. consider peoples privacy..
uk why don't the American government just ban people from having guns, introduce a gun licence, then those who need a gun for whatever reason have to apply, prove they are trust worthy and have an age limit, don't give guns to teens for example! the only people who should have guns are maybe people out in the sticks where bears might eat them and then they only have it for protection of bears or other scary animals. I know in the UK our scariest animal is probably like a badger or a fox, so we don't need guns for protection that way. but America really needs a gun licence it's silly not to
Yeah, the kids will see that as incidental of the fact of the metal detector being in the way of the entrance. I knew a few teens who go out of their way to set it off every time.
I'm not American. I apologize if you aren't, but I'm going to assume you are for a second America is one of the worst countries in the world for shooting each other. It's not because of human nature. It's an American problem, and the solution comes from adjusting the American culture to not be a warrior race.
the metal detectors would be for everyone entering, not just students
Because students are dangerous until proven otherwise. That's what every slightly rebellious kid will think. And with that universal prejudice in mind, they'll give up on trying to be anything else...