Fight to keep our Children SAFE at School!
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How have our nation's priorities gotten so far out of order? Think
about it. We care about our money, so we protect our banks with
armed guards. American airports, office buildings, power plants,
courthouses — even sports stadiums — are all protected by armed
security. We care about the President, so we protect him with armed Secret
Service agents. Members of Congress work in offices surrounded by
armed Capitol Police officers. Yet when it comes to the most beloved, innocent and vulnerable members of the American family — our children — we as a society
leave them utterly defenseless, and the monsters and predators of this
world know it and exploit it. That must change now!"
We need armed Security Guards in Every School in the United States. \
This is my Letter to Ike Legget:
Currently there are 205 schools in Montgomery County, MD. These schools contain 161,546 of our children and 13,094 teachers every day. The population of Montgomery County, MD in 2017, was just over 1 Million. If you add one armed guard (either private, or police officer) at an estimated salary of $45,000 annually (well above the national average) to each school, the cost would be $9,225,000. I figure maybe 40% of the population are adult taxpayers, so the cost would be split between about 400,000 people. What this comes down to is an ANNUAL increase of roughly $24 per taxpayer..less than $2 per month. This should be step 1 in addressing the security concerns about child safety. This equates to about 50 cents per week to add a layer of protection to our children. In addition, I would suggest that the armed guard be in plain clothes, to avoid being targeted. Instead of building new schools, and spending millions, lets secure the ones we have....
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