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What suggestion do you have to improve campus and school safety?

Asked at Royal Crest Lanes, 933 Iowa on September 7, 2007

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Photo of Phyllis Lee

“Giving students better access to what’s actually going on on campus.”

Photo of Larry Brockman

“Close down half the cars around the KU campus (to reduce traffic). … I think a lot of problems are alcohol-induced.”

Photo of Trisha Tyree

“Metal detectors in schools may be extreme, but may be a good way to prevent crimes at schools.”

Photo of John Robinson

“Any type of safety prevention wouldn’t prevent a random killing.”


trinity 10 years, 9 months ago

pipe soothing music over campus&in all buildings constantly.

friday friday friDAY! :)

ohjayhawk 10 years, 9 months ago

R_I - Although, a student should be wary if they are doing their distance learning on a computer that has a tendency to call itself HAL...

trinity 10 years, 9 months ago

make everybody on campus bring a nap rug&take naps at a designated time of day.

friday friday friDAYYYYYYYYY! :)

Richard Heckler 10 years, 9 months ago

This question is a bit unclear...

*No more cars on campus. Promote walking/cycling for better health and bus transportation.

*Too many maniac drivers with cell phones in their ears on the streets.

  • No drivers license until age 21

  • Make Olin use his motorcycles in the neighborhoods to combat speeders and traffic tailgating daily.

coolmom 10 years, 9 months ago

paint the walls a soothing color like pink and give zanex to everyone on the campus...better yet medicate everyone!

sunflower_sue 10 years, 9 months ago

Individually wrapped condoms in all of the candy bowls.

sunflower_sue 10 years, 9 months ago

Das, just didn't want anyone to think I was implying "used." :$

Bone777 10 years, 9 months ago

Set up security stops outside the school grounds like the airports.
Don't allow anyone to carry any liquids over 3 ounces and make every one take off their shoes and walk through a metal detector while kids from the special needs room conduct more thorough searchs on random individuals.

Ceallach 10 years, 9 months ago

That doesn't work, sue. I had to stop putting them out, freshmen tend to think we're offering bubble gum :}

Ceallach 10 years, 9 months ago

Oh, so that's the problem!! Thanks, prospector. Guess that shows me to be more than a little out of that particular loop :)

sgtwolverine 10 years, 9 months ago

R_I, WOPR is fine as long as you remember to have it play tic tac toe.

ms_canada 10 years, 9 months ago

Mandatory psych evaluation before admittance to each semester might help. Together with condoms and naps safety would be assured, I think. Hmmmmmmmm. What are you planning for Fridaaaaaaaaaaaay, guys?

ohjayhawk 10 years, 9 months ago

sgt beat me to it... WOPR seemed to have learned its lesson... but I'd still play tic-tac-toe... just to be safe

squishypoet 10 years, 9 months ago

Well of COURSE, John Robinson, "safety prevention" isn't going to stop a random killing. If anything, preventing safety would make random killings easier. Now, "violence prevention" might help. Thanks for stating the obvious, John--preventing safety won't prevent violence.

mick 10 years, 9 months ago

Mandatory indoctrination sessions and weekly interviews with the Thought Police.

Kontum1972 10 years, 9 months ago

dont allow them to have a trial....good example...that Miller clown who feels his rights have been violated....gee whiz....what about the rights of the dead Mrs. Miller the guy was found guilty by his peers...throw him in a cell and let him rot there....quit wasting taxpayers money on trials for this scumbag...its over dude!

erod0723 10 years, 9 months ago

I was under the impression that KU was a safe campus. There's really no way to stop a lone crazy from attacking people unless you install guards at every entrance to every building on campus, which would be radically invasive and costly. BTW, how did this become a thread on evil computers?

erod0723 10 years, 9 months ago

Das, You are right on about the 9//1 thread being a laugh. It's turned into a joke. I guess fridays bring out the crazies... Also, I will not stand for this evil computer talk dominating the thread. How about all the good computeroids out there? Like Johnny 5, and..... Johnny 5?

Ceallach 10 years, 9 months ago

erod, topics often get "otsposterized" around here, especially on FriDAY! FRIday! FriiiiiDayyyy!

All y'all have a good weekend!!! Just don't get so much rest that you return on Monday and begin posting with a clear head. That would be so dull, and so un-ots-ish..

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 10 years, 9 months ago

School is still a relatively safe place. More people are killed in domestic violence than in school. More people are killed by drunk drivers than in school. I don't want to trivialize the pain brought on by murders that have happened, but schools are safer than most places.

softball_sister 10 years, 9 months ago

Even though you have gates to let people like teachers and vistorsto get through but students half of the time go through the gates and are not sopose too.

For example if a ball goes over the fence tell the teacher right away so you have permission to go get it or let the teacher go and get it so you will not get in trouble if yuo do not have permission to go and get it.You could get back to the game only if you tell a teacher ASAP so you can get to it quicker.Make sure you sute the gate if you have permission to go out of it so nothing can get in!!!

It is the best way to learn with the fences.

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