Friday, December 01, 2017
Safe Schools? Yeah Right! - Part 2
In a previous post I pointed out that weapons confiscated from students have risen an astounding 35% this school year so far but due to a lax discipline code, many of these students were not arrested or even suspended. Moreover, only 6% of all schools have metal detectors or scanners. No wonder students and teachers feel more unsafe in their schools than at anytime in the past.
Wednesday, the DOE and NYPD sprang a spot scanning at the Bayard Ruskin Educational Complex in Chelsea and confiscated 10 knives. They probably would have found more weapons but students used their cellphones to warn friends of the scanning. In addition, two students were found to have handled an air gun at another Chelsea High School, Fashion Industries. Add the.two students found with guns at John Bowne high school last week and one can see there is a real issue with weapons being smuggled into our schools without metal detectors
Mayor Bill de Blasio may claim that the school crime statistics are going down but its obvious that the real reason is that school officials are not reporting the weapon confiscations as a crime. No wonder school staff and students feel that their school is increasingly unsafe.