Koval on Cops in Schools
These schools say arming teachers ‘can be done right’
Teachers across the country already bring guns to school. After the Sandy Hook shooting, a school district in Arkansas wanted to hire an extra full-time security guard but couldn’t afford it. Instead, they trained more than a dozen teachers and staff members as armed guards. (More here.)
Chief Mike Koval talks to Our Ms. Vicki about Cops in Schools.
12:34 p.m. Thursday, February 22 — MPD Educational Resource Officer (ERO) was advised that a fight between students at East High School was occurring on the 4th Street side of the school. The fight was broken up and the various subjects involved left in various directions. Officers on-site to monitor the situation. Investigation continuing.
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Tell all seven members of the Madison school board you support Cops in our Schools. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today’s attempt at humor
Let our teachers defend their schools!
WI attorney general is on board
Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel suggested Tuesday that local school districts, not the state or federal government, should be able to decide whether to allow firearms on school grounds. And Schimel said his office would train teachers willing to carry guns into the classroom if the Legislature changed state law to allow it.
- Hundreds of Ohio teachers sign up for free concealed weapons class just north of Cincinnati and home of a previous school shooting.
- Polk County, Florida, sheriff says schools must have concealed firearms holders on campus.
“The average shooter is finished with his evil deed in two to five minutes… in Broward County it was three minutes. The average police response is plus five minutes. When 911 is called the shooter is on the campus wreaking havoc, that’s too late…”
- To ensure safety of UW campus, it is crucial that students be allowed to carry firearms. John Graber in the Badger Herald 10-4-17.
Today’s must read
Two former deans decry Madison school violence
“We could not keep excluding students from school,” School Board member Dean Loumos says. “We can’t give up on these kids.”
The question is if the new discipline code is doing more harm than good. The goal was to be more patient with troublemakers, but the stories of violence are ugly.
Tell the Madison school board you want police and discipline in our schools this Wednesday, February 21, at 5 p.m. Room 103 Doyle Bldg., 545 W Dayton St. Madison
Wisconsin is Winning
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced Friday that it will build a new $40 million service center at Appleton International Airport.
The 180,000-square-foot maintenance facility will complement the company’s existing operations at the airport and create about 200 jobs.
Russian curler banished from Winter Olympics after failed drug test
We gotta ask: how do drugs help you curl? We can understand illegal brooms but what kind of performance-enhancing drug makes one a better curler? Prozac, maybe?
Trump victim of Russian interference
The Justice Department on Friday indicted three Russian companies and 13 individuals for interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and the man who should be most upset is Donald J. Trump. The 37-page indictment contains no evidence of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, but it does show a systematic effort to discredit the result of the 2016 election. On the evidence so far, President Trump has been the biggest victim of that effort … as Democrats and the media have claimed that Mr. Trump’s election is illegitimate because he conspired with Russia to defeat Hillary Clinton.
The indictment also makes us wonder what the Obama Administration was doing amid all of this. — Wall Street Journal
What a disappointment:
13 indicted and not one Trump Republican!
“There is no allegation in this indictment that any American was a knowing participant in this illegal activity. There is no allegation in the indictment that the charge conduct altered the outcome of the 2016 election.”
What we’re reading
Bad Road Rising: Sons of Privilege
When a popular University of Wisconsin athlete is discovered drowned after a night of drinking, the victim’s sister engages Josh Pratt, former bad biker who found God in prison and came out a better man, to get to the bottom of it. Now a private investigator, Josh uncovers a pattern of big men on campuses being murdered beneath a freshly painted smiley face mural. He also finds the love of his life in his client, the UW athlete’s sister “Fig” Newton. Like previous loves in Josh’s life, the connection proves dangerous— for her
Category Archives: Madison schools
‘Turkey Lives Matter’ Hooray for the Wisconsin State Journal. However belated, Madison’s newspaper of record has spoken up and spoken loudly on an issue of public safety raised by your Squire in the daily newspaper one month ago and many … Continue reading
Expel the disrupters, not the police Only in the Emerald City would the school district even consider evicting police from its high schools. Truly, Madison is that island surrounded by the reality of mass school shootings, most recently this month … Continue reading
Lesson #1 is Discipline Fewer arrests don’t necessarily translate into safer schools and racial disparity continues Defining deviance down I’ve read the statistics. Yes, student arrests in Madison’s public schools are down 22% over the last four years. Two possible … Continue reading
Discipline is Lesson #1 The goal should be helping students learn, not making the numbers look good That is done by demanding high standards Police EROs L-R: Justin Creech, West; Ken Mosley, La Follette; Zulma Franco, East; Tray Turner, Memorial … Continue reading
“West High and the District are engaging in experimental, ill-advised, and dangerous tactics to essentially bend over backwards to not “offend” the OFFENDERS.” — A Parent Madison high schools are erupting in chaos. Three high schools in one day, Monday, February … Continue reading
The Stately Manor has managed to coax a little more information out of Madison police over the riot that occurred shortly before 10 Tuesday morning at La Follette High School. A disturbance so serious that three students were injured, 18 … Continue reading