Tri-Valley first to pull a stupid

Well, we all knew it was coming, eventually, some po-dunk school in South Dakota would take up the state legislature on the School Sentinel law;

The Tri-Valley School District is considering a policy that could change the look of school safety in South Dakota.

On Monday night, the school board passed the first reading of a school sentinel policy that would allow the district to arm certain employees.

I guess I never expected a school that large to take up the suggestion. Either way, whether you are for or against this (I’m against it) it seems the school board was being sneaky about the way they went about it.

Like I said, there is mountains of evidence why this is a very bad idea, but let’s not talk about that.

The school board decided to try to sneak this under the radar;

The second and final reading of this policy will be on April 11, which is open to the public. 

Yes, they mentioned it in some agendas, but notice they took the first reading without any input. It should have not gotten to first reading if the media would have known about their intentions ahead of time.

Cory also points out the continuing secrecy;

The icing on this bad policy is the secrecy clause. Parents will have no right to know which staff are carrying deadly weapons in school. Parents get no check on the board’s decision, no opportunity to say, “Good grief! They let that yahoo carry a gun? I don’t think so!” Parents get no opportunity to pull their children from an armed teacher’s classroom and demand that their children be placed in classrooms where no guns are present.

I’m willing to bet that most parents would be against an armed sentinel at Tri-Valley, but I guess we will wait and see.



2 comments ↓

#1 The D@ily Spin on 03.16.16 at 11:39 am

Schools have become a dangerous congregated location. Initially, it was one weird kid who freaked out. Now, I wonder who’s carrying some sort of weapon. Teachers are underpaid. Now they must be cops for less money. The Colton thing is maybe worth a test in that this is where society is headed.

Two ways for regular (sane) people to approach this:
1. Home school your kids with school district financial assistance.
2. Promote 420 so schools are more relaxed and the only violence is when machines run out of junk food.

#2 Karma on 03.18.16 at 2:14 pm

This does not surprise me one bit. You are talking about a school in the middle of a cornfield with a reaction time from law enforcement probably to be much longer than a school within city/town limits. The protection of schools and their students is another expense that many schools have not or cannot afford in their budgets. I am not agreeing with this decision, but if parents are not in favor of this decision, they had better demand or explore this expense in their budget.

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