Do you think public schools have become safer since the Columbine shootings?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on April 21, 2007
“They have more metal detectors, but they aren’t really effective. I think it could just as easily happen now as it did then. We’ve had at least one shooting in our school district this year.”
“Not necessarily. I think a lot of attention was paid to it right after it happened, but I think a lot of places still have an ‘it can’t happen here’ attitude about it.”
“I think they are more cautious about who they let in and out. You can’t even get into my son’s school without going through the front office.”
“No, but I don’t really think it has anything to do with security. I think it’s a lack of support for troubled kids. They need to focus on the problems that are causing kids to do these things.”