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Parkland high school resource officer

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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    The school where I taught for close to 30 years had two SRO's on duty- - - -to cover a building that has 10 acres under the roof on two floors. The campus was another 50 acres or so. Getting from one end of the building to another took a good 5 minutes at a dead run. Most of the guys who had that duty were very dedicated to doing their jobs, but I've seen a couple of incidents where they were completely overwhelmed. Try dealing with two rival gangs who bring a weekend beef to school and have a riot in the cafeteria- - - -one that involves 200-some kids! The food fight scene in "Animal House" comes to mind, except kids were pounding away at each other with chairs and using fiberglass lunch trays as weapons. That one ended up with around 30 arrests. Fortunately, no guns were involved, and only a few knives and blunt instruments.
    Jerry
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,923 Senior Member
    security officers making $15-25/hr to break up school fights and check for drugs.

    Point of order Alpha....this guy was not a "security officer" or a rent-a-cop...he is a sworn law enforcement officer...a sheriffs deputy......I sincerely hope the faces of those 17 people haunt his dreams for the rest of his miserable life.....

    And as far as the shooter being a "suicidal teen". Yeahhhh...not so much....when he was done shooting he dumped his weapon and tried to blend in with the crowd...got a cup of coffee after....so I don't think dying was on his agenda....
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
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