As classes resume for Sandy Hook children, officials plan 'normal' 1st day back since massacre

  • Article by: PAT EATON-ROBB and DAVE COLLINS , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 3, 2013 - 5:06 AM
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don50Jan. 2, 1311:21 AM

Several police cars outside the replacement school. I thought having armed guards was a bad idea according to the liberal media? Does anyone think this school wont have armed protection going forward? Would the kids there feel safe without out it? God Bless these little ones and lets keep them and all our blessed children safe.

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suefranpatJan. 2, 13 1:00 PM

Don50 - There's a huge difference between the presence of several police cars outside the school (and yes, presumably the armed police are inside the school or somewhere nearby) on the first couple of days. The chance that a copycat could appear is just too great. On a daily basis? Nope.

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minn12Jan. 2, 13 1:15 PM

Too bad the cops will just be window dressing. They'll be gone in a few days or a week. Then, the kids will be totally unprotected again. They say insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results. The liberal irrational fear and hatred of guns will once again leave the kids unprotected in yet another 'gun free zone'. Too bad they won't do the one thing that will actually protect the kids- allow armed security and/or license and trained teachers and administrators to carry concealed.

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joe_mnJan. 2, 13 1:19 PM

volunteer workers? were they union? they might get away with that in conn but certainly not new york state. they have rules against that, you know.

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don50Jan. 2, 13 2:05 PM

suefranpat, if a copy cat appears at the school in a month or two and there is nobody to stop him, what will you say. Oops, sorry folks, the cost was just too high, the lives of children are not worth that much. Armed police at shopping centers, football games and many public events but not at schools, they are on there own. Ask the parents of the dead little children if they would have at least had the chance of having their children be alive if a guard stopped this guy. I know he might not have been able to, but I am sure they wish a guard was there to try. As soon as the shooter even heard police in the building he shot himself. By the way thousands of schools already have armed guards.

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don50Jan. 2, 13 2:06 PM

Lets check back in 6 months and see if this school has an armed guard. I think the odds are pretty high that they will.

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reader2580Jan. 2, 13 3:37 PM

The local electrician's union here in Minnesota won't allow members to do volunteer electrical work. The union claims volunteer work takes money away from union workers who would otherwise be paid to do the work.

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maryreadJan. 2, 13 4:49 PM

In my opinion is that we need to stop the 'people' from getting to the point of shooting up schools in the first place. Better Mental Health screening and help for those suffering from mental illness, would make the world safer.

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maryreadJan. 2, 13 4:57 PM

And it says that some of the people there were volunteers, painting and making the place look nice for the kids. Anyone can make a place look nice for kids. What a nice thing to do for those kids and the teachers.

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tsherzJan. 2, 13 6:39 PM

Ok NRA folks. Your bright idea is to have armed guards and it would take several per school. Do you know what that would cost to cover every school in this country. If thats your solution and you can't give up your supposed right to own military types of weapons and large capacity magazines that have nothing to do with hunting, the cost should be paid by you. Huge tax on these types of weapons and ammo. I am talking huge. All to go specifically to your brilliant solution. I support the right for hunting rifles, shotguns and personal handguns but your continued defense of owning these types of weapons is mind numbing. And I don't want to hear your standard defense. The government is not going to come take away all your guns away. That would be impossible and if you believe that you are delusional.

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