I had to cover a public meeting for Journalism class. I chose my local high school's Board of Education Meeting. One item on the agenda was security. Clearly as a response to Sandy Hook, High Schools are being grilled for how they plan to protect kids.
School security can't be armed. That's whatever, armed security is expensive. School shootings are terrible, but mass-shooting aren't a thing that happens daily. I get that. Despite being licensed, teachers can't have a concealed carry. There are good arguments for and against that. That still isn't what I'm concerned about.
I've seen the effects guns have on people. I've seen people die and get seriously hurt at the result of firearms. I myself was shot last year. Thankfully, due to quick medical treatment my wound was taken care of and my body acts as if it never happened.
I posed the question to the board on security. I brought up the point they clearly can't fight back an intruder. I tried to make my point serious so they understood the gravity of that situation. If some crazy dickhead broke through your only defense (a locked door), there is literally nothing protecting you other than several minutes of police response time. Most the carnage at Sandy Hook occurred in a 2 minute time span. Even some of it continued while police were on property and they hesitated to take action.
With lack of security, I asked that the minimum they can do is provide a basic medical response on-scene. 90% of troop death in The Stan is due to bleeding to death. Thankfully all Infantry and Cavalry platoons have a medic and most MEDEVACS have a 5-10 minute response time and can get you in a Emergency room with a maximum of 12 minutes. At least where I was at in the country.
They could not answer if the nurses knew how to control bleeding. It doesn't take crazy intense training to learn how to stop/control bleeding and shock. That training is like half a page in my Basic Soldier Skills Book. I'm not expecting nurses to dodge fire and treat amputations. But they should at least know the basics for identifying casualties and how to use a tourniquet. I could seriously train a school nurse how to do this in 20 minutes.
Videogame forums clearly isn't the best avenue to explore this issue. But is the best means for me to gather a large opinion. I don't know if I'm allowing my personal experience cloud my judgement on the severity of this problem. Am I being insane? The school did promise that the dude in charge of health and wellness for the school district will call me.