Book Review – Virginia Tech (Make Sure it Doesn’t Get Out)

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Book Review – Virginia Tech (Make Sure it Doesn’t Get Out)

Post by Paladin » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:02 pm

With the subject of school shootings on everyone's minds, I saw a book review written by Karl Rehn that looked noteworthy:

Book Review – Virginia Tech (Make Sure it Doesn’t Get Out)
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Re: Book Review – Virginia Tech (Make Sure it Doesn’t Get Out)

Post by Pawpaw » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:38 pm

No thanks.

This told me everything I need to know about this book:
RECOMMENDATIONS
Cariens is aligned with the Brady Campaign, and advocates for new gun laws several times in the book. Many of his recommendations are valid regardless of opinion on gun rights, for example:

School administrators and politicians, may not have the safety of our loved ones as a primary goal. All too often a toxic mix of concerns for budgets, fundraising, and careers trump safety with tragic consequences. Families must recognize that they play a vital role in ensuring school safety by demanding that people be held accountable for their actions or inactions. Fourth, and finally, parents and families must put political differences aside and recognize that improving campus safety is a bipartisan goal for all to pursue.

He advises parents considering schools to ask about emergency plans, campus wide warning systems, what training is provided to students, campus police readiness and relationship with local and state police, campus weapon policies, mental health response to troubled students, policies handling harassment and parental notification. All those issues are important.
Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence. - John Adams

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Re: Book Review – Virginia Tech (Make Sure it Doesn’t Get Out)

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