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  • imtiredofit Jan 21, 7:53 p.m.

    What a completely idiotic waste of taxpayer money! If Wake County is going to put security guards in the schools then the least that should happen is that the guards are armed. Having a unarmed security person on site is about as secure as having one of these home security monitoring businesses "voice threatening" someone breaking into your home. This is such a stupid idea.

  • ConservativeVoter Jan 21, 7:24 p.m.

    An unarmed guard is a waste of money.

    It just gives the shooter one more undefended target.

    Unless they put in armed guards, don't put in any guards.

  • 1023productions Jan 21, 5:31 p.m.

    Good Afternoon All,

    Let me just say I am an Armed Security Officer here in NC I am also an UNARMED GUARD at a local HS in Chapel Hill NC. I have to say that being in the industry for at least 10 1/2 years that spending 2.4 million dollars a year for an UNARMED GUARD in a school is pointless. I would just like to add that I am an Certified UNARMED SECURITY GUARD INSTRUCTOR licensed by the NC DOJ. The only thing that an Unarmed Guard can do is call 911 and run just like the rest of the people. Most Unarmed Guard only make 8.50 - maybe 10.00 hr. I think that the Wake School Board should look at there options before signing a contract with Allied Barton Security Services... The other issue that I am seeing is that it is being advertised on live TV to the criminals that may want to do something like this that all Wake County Elementary schools or SCHOOLS will only have one UNARMED SECURITY GUARD. This is saying only one thing " Come Get Me I have no way to defend my self"

  • miseem Jan 21, 5:30 p.m.

    guards to do what, call 911? the Guards should have a 9mm with at least 16 rounds and an AR15 in the Gunsafe of the principals office with 2 mags.

    Right. That will work. If the guard doesn't get the bad guy with 16 shots and has to go to the principal's office, open a safe and return to where the bad guy was, but may not be now, how many more kids and teachers can be killed by someone who can fire one or more shots per second. That's assuming that the guard is not the first victim.

  • bombayrunner Jan 21, 5:17 p.m.

    an unarmed guard, that should deter any mental case with a 12guage, lets vote on it.

  • bombayrunner Jan 21, 5:15 p.m.

    guards to do what, call 911? the Guards should have a 9mm with at least 16 rounds and an AR15 in the Gunsafe of the principals office with 2 mags.

  • bombayrunner Jan 21, 5:13 p.m.

    finally something i agree with.

  • superman Jan 21, 5:01 p.m.

    computer trainer-- It was meant to be a joke. Even one person who is armed is not going to do any good. A person can go in a back door when a student exits. Someone goes out and the other person just walks right in. I wouldnt take a job knowing I would be the first person to be eliminated--no matter what it pays. The bottom line here--no much you can do to stop this kind of incident. Anything you do will just give you a false sense of security.

  • injameswetrust2003 Jan 21, 4:51 p.m.

    Either guards should be armed, or no guards. What a waste of taxpayer money. Whose idea was this?

  • computer trainer Jan 21, 4:27 p.m.

    Superman, unarmed self defense is not going to do much good if they perp has a gun. Just another body bag will be needed. These people are just not thinking. WHY would anyone think that is a good idea?

  • superman Jan 21, 3:34 p.m.

    How are they going to know when a person has bad intentions. They have big ears, horns, an X stamped on their forehead? Visit a prison or a jail and you can see trouble makers dont really look any different than you do. You ever read stories about "trogan horse".

  • Mustange Jan 21, 2:40 p.m.

    WOW What a wast of money you already have unarmed guards at every school their called principals and teachers. This country has lost its mine and gone totaly mad doing stupid stuff, plain old common sense is gone. An unarmed guard is just one more victim for LEO to count if something happens. Are those one way tickets to mars still availiable we got some folks who need to go!

  • Tray Cee Jan 21, 2:17 p.m.

    Unarmed..what good is that going to do? There is a whole school full of unarmed people. Stop wasting money throwing ideas out there and put some serious thought into this before they start spending money

  • cjw6105 Jan 21, 12:49 p.m.

    An unarmed guard on an elementary school campus will be about as effective as a screen door on a submarine.

  • superman Jan 21, 11:44 a.m.

    How about a person dressed in a suit, tie and dressed nicely and he knows the name of "one" student who attends the school. He goes in and sets off the fire alarm and within minutes 600 people are standing outside--an easy target. The unarmed guard can be eliminated from the parking lot. If you really think there is a need for a guard--how much would you expect to be paid when you know you are going to be the first victim? If he is unarmed perhaps he needs an excellent background in unarmed self defense.

  • damauro Jan 21, 10:55 a.m.

    Isn't it amazing how quickly money appears except when it comes time to talk about teacher's wages? Equally amazing is the suggestion that an unarmed security guard will make a difference. What exactly does the board expect one will do other than be an easily spotted target? Will the guard provide security for school buses? Will the guard be able to watch over the playground during recess and cover the building at the same time? Seems as though the idea of hiring unarmed guards will provide about as much security as that glass that separates the school secretary from an armed threat.

  • SingleLensReflex.SLR Jan 21, 10:28 a.m.

    What would any guard, armed OR unarmed, add ? Armed guards in banks put their hands in the air, or get shot, like anyone else in the line of fire.

  • tired2 Jan 21, 10:27 a.m.

    Just put one member of Wake Cares at the front door of every school - will scare everyone off

  • dirkdiggler Jan 21, 8:53 a.m.

    This is an awfully expensive 'feel good' notion. ONE guard, UNarmed? What the heck is that going to do, other than waste money we don't have to be wasting. Ridiculous.

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