We don’t hear of mass deaths of children in school fires these days: fire drills have long since been commonplace, led by trained school staff, not to mention sprinkler systems and smoke alarms and strategically placed fire extinguishers that can nip a blaze in the bud while firefighters are en route. In the past, if someone “dropped dead,” people would cry and wring their hands and wail, “When will the ambulance get here?” Today, almost every responsible adult knows CPR; most schools have easily-operated Automatic Electronic Defibrillators readily accessible; and a heart attack victim’s chance of surviving until the paramedics arrive to take over is now far greater.
The same principle works for defending against mass murders…it just doesn’t work HERE, because it is politically incorrect to employ it HERE. After the Ma’alot massacre in 1974, Israel instituted a policy in which volunteer school personnel, parents, and grandparents received special training from the civil guard, and were seeded throughout the schools armed with discreetly concealed 9mm semiautomatic pistols. Since that time, there has been no successful mass murder at an Israeli school, and every attempt at such has been quickly shortstopped by the good guys’ gunfire, with minimal casualties among the innocent. Similar programs are in place in Peru and the Phillippines, with similarly successful results.
posted by timag.livejournal.com
at December 17, 2012 Свернуть
[q]...в США сейчас никто не преследует цели бороться с массовыми убийствами в школах, преследуют цель разоружить население...[/q]
во-многом согласен с этим утверждением, но тем не менее, только что получил из школы вот такое письмо:
The safety and security of our students and our staff remain my highest priority. Even though this horrific incident occurred many miles away in Newtown, Connecticut, we feel the impact here in Maryland. Please know Wootton’s School Emergency Plan is revised annually and written with and approved by our cluster security officer. We have five full-time security officers in our building and a Montgomery County police officer that is assigned to us. We have specific protocols and drills that we follow and practice, including lock down and shelter drills. We have already practiced these important drills with our students and staff, and we will continue to do so throughout the year. Our On-site Emergency Team (OSET) reviews our protocols before and after each drill. In addition to the school-based measures to keep our school safe, there may be an increased security presence around our schools in the coming weeks.
с другой стороны, совершенно непонятно, насколько эффективно все это будет работать, если не дай бог...