Every time there is another horrible shooting in a school, there is more conversation about the problem, but nothing ever changes. Children keep getting injured and killed, and the conversation continues.
I am not a rocket scientist, but I have, I believe, a relatively simple and even inexpensive way to solve this horrible problem:
1. Every school should have a metal detector at the one and only entrance to the building, along with an armed officer screening everyone going through the door.
2. The other doors would be locked from the inside unless the fire alarm goes off, at which time there could be no shooter in the building because of the first rule.
Mildred Peeples Pemberton
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