Police Officers in Schools with WEAPONS
I'm a senior in this school in CT, right dead in the center of the most corrupted strip of land on the planet. But that's beside the point, for now. What I'm here to bitch about is that we have a cop in our fucking school. No, wait, I'm not complaining about the cop.. he's one of those "school resource officers" (i.e. the pigs who sit around in a desk ALL day, then at lunch he walks around, ignoring the gambling, drinking, and drugs just to bitch at the kids who say "Fuck you Pig!"). Instead, I'm here to complain about the loaded semi-automatic pistol he carries at his hip.
When I asked him why he needs to carry that into a public school he replied, "I'm a cop." I nodded and pressed on, pointing out the fact that theoretically, that gun is there to shoot a student. His reply was, "Yes, that's right, if I needed to I'd shoot a kid right in the head." I left it at that and a few days later approached one the administrators, commenting on the gun and how it made me and other students I had talked to uncomfortable. The administrator said he agreed with us and even agreed with my suggestion that perhaps non-lethal weapons would be a more appropriate presence in a public school. Of course, I was given the whole "yeah man, look it up and do something about it!" speech.. so that's what I'm doing.
First, I would like to know what everyone here thinks of this loaded weapon at the ready in a school. Second, I was wondering if anyone has some ideas for what sort of arguements I could research on the topic and further action I might take.
Feel free to slander, bitch piss and moan right along with those who agree wtih me here. Not to mention, please ask questions--its the best way for me to adjust my arguement!
I give you all a century, just a century. Things are gonna get rough..