Thursday, October 29, 2009


"A juvenile is under arrest for possession of a loaded firearm at Riverview Gardens High School. A tip was called in by an adult to the principal at Riverview Gardens High School in Bellfontaine Neighbors around 7:30 a.m. Thursday. At that point, authorities put students in their classrooms, held them their and began a search of the building. They went through lockers and bookbags. Around 10:30 a.m. they located the weapon in a student's bookbag. He was removed from the high school after his parents were called."

KTVI Fox 2

Fortunately, an adult called in a tip that a kid was armed at school. Fortunately, the police were able to control the situation and eventually find the weapon.

But, what if?

What if the adult hadn't called in? Obviously, the kid with the gun made it into the school building.

What if the kid had intended to act immediately and began firing upon entering the school?

What if there was more than one kid, like Columbine?

What if this had deteriorated into a shooting/hostage/suicide situation?

What if all this had happened and the police were still five minutes away? How many could be killed and injured in five minutes?

Would more laws have stopped any of this from happening? No. The laws that we have were disregarded by the criminal. What a surprise.

If my kids attended this school I would have a really big what if to ask. What if the teachers are armed and trained to defend from this sort of threat? Would this not be the most effective way to at the very least contain the situation until the police get there? Why can't this be done? Who stands in the way?

We know that the nanny state and all its laws can do nothing to protect our kids or us in the case of a violent attack. As a matter of fact, it is under no legal obligation to do so. Understand? The police or not required by law to do one damned thing to protect you.

It's up to the citizens to protect themselves. It's time we give very serious consideration to what we really need to do to protect our families. We must demand that teachers, the people that we leave or children with the better part of the day, have the capability to defend them.

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