• The liability to local school corporations if students were caught in a crossfire.
• There is no such thing as perfect security. Protection officers would be acting in-the-moment against one or more attackers who’ve planned the assault at leisure. Perhaps they would be able to repel an attack. Equally likely is that they would not.
• Statistics and the likelihood of a school shooting. Events such as the Newtown shooting are horrific. But do numbers bear out that Americans are more likely to die by gun violence than they were a year ago, five years ago, a decade ago? The Goshen News prefers carefully considered legislation to laws passed in haste while emotions are running high.
This newspaper has no problem with highly trained personnel protecting that most beloved and vital investment in our future — our children. Still, we have misgivings about the House committee plan. Who will be trained and what kind of training will they receive? In a broad sense, what will it all cost?
Let’s think about this.