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October 10, 2006


I just got an email from my thirteen-year-old sister informing me that her middle school in Pittsburgh has installed metal detectors, through which the kids must pass every morning on their way in. Her main complaint was that she has to wait outside in the cold, and she asked me if we had metal detectors in my middle school. The answer? Of course not! When I was her age, nobody had ever shot up a school. We signed a form on the first day of each year promising that we would not bring weapons of any kind to school and we kept this promise. Metal detectors give off the impression that teachers and administrators are scared of the children they are supposed to be teaching and guiding, and that is just a sad state of affairs.

Posted by eklanche at October 10, 2006 10:04 AM


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