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Mass violence in the US is ‘a recurring drama, to which America’s lawmakers seem unwilling to put an end’, wrote Iker Seisdedos in El País. /File photo

 

The international press responds scathingly to the tolerance for gun violence in the US: ‘nothing fundamentally changes’

 

by Jon Henley

 

Politicians and media around the world have reacted with horror, incomprehension and weary resignation to news that an 18-year-old gunman had murdered 19 children and two teachers in America’s 27th school shooting so far this year.

 

The politicians mostly observed formalities; commentators, not so much.

 

In devastated Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said he was “deeply saddened by the murder of innocent children”, adding that his people “share the pain of the relatives and friends of the victims, and of all Americans”.

 

Full story: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/may/25/international-reaction-texas-school-shooting

 

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That's a new low, second and fourth graders!!! Just wow! I wish they wouldn't have shot him so he could rot in prison for the rest of his life!!! 

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6 minutes ago, SunnyinBangrak said:

 

"The Milwaukee Public Schools canceled its contract with the city police department in June 2020, but the policy change has not stopped staff from summoning officers to schools.

In the first two months of the current school year, administrators at Milwaukee high schools called police more than 200 times, ABC affiliate station WISN reported. Some city leaders have suggested the district reconsider and bring officers back to patrol campuses."

https://publicintegrity.org/education/criminalizing-kids/milwaukee-school-district-defunded-police-but-it-keeps-calling-them-back-in/

 

I do not think anybody supporting the party that went all-in on defunding the police is in a position to lecture anybody on school shootings, or any other violent crime for that matter.

Why is it not acceptable to spend the money on counselling and social workers while calling the police when needed? Police officers at school

 

School police officers are generally not the best trained in gun massacre situations and sometimes get shot themselves.

 

A campus police officer and a campus safety officer were killed during a shooting at a Virginia college Tuesday afternoon after responding to reports of a "suspicious" person on campus, officials said.

 

https://abcnews.go.com/US/active-shooter-bridgewater-college-campus-authorities-called-scene/story?id=82603576

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9 minutes ago, PoodThaiMaiDai said:

How is it sickening?

 

It is a community need at some schools in some cities.

 

So you prefer you child be at a school without added security measures?

 

What is the negative effect of having a friendly police officer on campus who is there for protection?  Not to dramatize the kids.

 

 

Javier Cazares, whose fourth grade daughter, Jacklyn Cazares, was killed in the attack, said he raced to the school when he heard about the shooting, arriving while police were still massed outside the building.

Upset that police were not moving in, he raised the idea of charging into the school with several other bystanders.

“Let’s just rush in because the cops aren’t doing anything like they are supposed to,” he said.

 

https://apnews.com/article/uvalde-texas-school-shooting-44a7cfb990feaa6ffe482483df6e4683

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3 minutes ago, ozimoron said:

Why is it not acceptable to spend the money on counselling and social workers while calling the police when needed? Police officers at school

 

School police officers are generally not the best trained in gun massacre situations and sometimes get shot themselves.

 

A campus police officer and a campus safety officer were killed during a shooting at a Virginia college Tuesday afternoon after responding to reports of a "suspicious" person on campus, officials said.

 

https://abcnews.go.com/US/active-shooter-bridgewater-college-campus-authorities-called-scene/story?id=82603576

Of course not everyone has the best training but who do you suggest? Military?  LOL

 

It is not like cops are robots and are able to rid of all emotional attachment during a crisis. Some are better at situations like this than others.

 

Schools already have counselors and social workers.  What good does this do "during" an active shooter at a school.  This is a measure for before and after not during.

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2 minutes ago, ozimoron said:

Javier Cazares, whose fourth grade daughter, Jacklyn Cazares, was killed in the attack, said he raced to the school when he heard about the shooting, arriving while police were still massed outside the building.

Upset that police were not moving in, he raised the idea of charging into the school with several other bystanders.

“Let’s just rush in because the cops aren’t doing anything like they are supposed to,” he said.

 

https://apnews.com/article/uvalde-texas-school-shooting-44a7cfb990feaa6ffe482483df6e4683

Your response has nothing to do with my statement.

 

However, if that is true, the cops F'ed up as the first 1-2 who arrived should have gone in to find and stop the suspect.

 

 

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