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  • kermit60 Jan 18, 2013

    goldenosprey: Great logic. So we can then raise tax on alcohol for more cops to catch people DUI. Raise tax on food to pay doctors to treat overweight people. Raise the tax on your house to pay for homeless shelters. Raise the tax on pets and pet products to pay for more shelters and animal control. Raise the tax on gasoline to cut back on carbon emissions. Where would it stop?

  • dillontina5 Jan 15, 2013

    I believe we can make our school safe by adding cameras at every door that can be enter, even in the parking lot when you first enter the school. Also I believe kids should have no backpack or see through backpacks. And we as parent can monitor these cameras, like we help in the health clinic, lunch room and copy paper so we can add this also. I mean someone needs to be in the cameras room all day every day.............

  • goldenosprey Jan 14, 2013

    What makes schools unsafe?
    If it is crazies with firearms then the billion$ it would take to put an armed cop or 3 in every school should come from taxes on guns and ammo.
    Then we can only hope they will be more effective than the armed cop at Columbine.

  • Tug Boat II Jan 11, 2013

    I would agree that SOME of our schools are the safest place for children, but not ALL.

  • rushbot Jan 11, 2013

    Dear WRAL, please leave the Newton interactive screen up this brings humanity to the debate on guns. also..slate has a terrific link if you all could link to that too it would be super..thanks..

  • HopingForABetterWorld Jan 11, 2013

    Schools aren't safe. The plans that are in place don't keep them safe, they tell how to respond when there is danger. Doors are supposed to be locked, but they are unlocked because it is an inconvenience to people to have to have a key or be buzzed to get in. Anyone who wants to get in can easily get in. The "good" people follow the rules and sign in. The others wouldn't worry about that.

  • wakewiseone Jan 11, 2013

    ".........June Atkinson says North Carolina's schools are among the safest places children can be"

    atkinson is deluded if she thinks for a moment that statement is true.

    AND she must consider the citizens of north carolina to be stoopid if they buy into that claim.

    sandy hook could have occurred anywhere in NC.

    time for resource officers in ALL schools.

  • Mustange Jan 11, 2013

    Dont be fooled into thinking alls well. School resource officer has to cover 4 or 5 schools. Something happens while hes miles away putting his presence in at another school well he will be like the rest of the officers just in time to say im sorry i was somewhere else.

  • itsyoureternalsoul Jan 11, 2013

    The most important thing any age student needs to know in NC: Parents control spineless, jellyfish principals.

  • pappy1 Jan 11, 2013

    What a shame. Used to be, teaching children was the top priority of our schools.

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