Let’s Take A Break From The Virtue-Signaling Security Theatre About Guns…

…and actually do something useful about shootings in schools.

The Secret Service has released its recommendations for dealing with the problem – which look a lot less like TSA and a lot more like El Al:

There is no one-size-fits-all descriptor for a student attacker, Dr. Alathari said, but there are certain things schools can be on alert for. When a student sees a disturbing post on social media by a classmate, for example, or a teacher sees a student suddenly withdrawing from schoolwork, those behaviors can be reported to a threat assessment team.

If it is a transient threat, something said out of anger without the weapons to act on it, it can be handled with informal counseling or light disciplinary action, such as a notice to parents, said Amanda Nickerson, the director of the Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention at the University at Buffalo.

The whole thing is worth a read.

The solution requires intelligence, discernment and patience.

The education bureaucracy will hate it.

5 thoughts on “Let’s Take A Break From The Virtue-Signaling Security Theatre About Guns…

  1. The concept of threat assessment teams is good so long as a team doesn’t establish a quota.

  2. The concept of discernment (applying intelligence augmented by experience to differing situations) is directly contrary to the concept of zero tolerance (a six-year-old’s nibbled pistol-shaped Pop-Tart poses the identical threat to student lives as a working firearm in hands of a mentally ill teen).

  3. Note that what they’re doing is in many ways very similar to what El Al does for screening, and I’m guessing there will be some correlations that various SJWs hate. Count it pretty much DOA for really the same reasons that El Al style screening was the same.

  4. The solution requires intelligence, discernment and patience.

    In other words, it is impossible to implement in a “woke” bureaucracy. It would require treating people as individuals and not as members as a group, and “woke” folks just can’t do that.

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