Monday, October 01, 2007

Thoughts To Ponder: Should The School Systems Be Allowed To Have Its Own Security Force?

UPDATE: Voluntarily Conservative weighed in on this issue, over at his blog. Here are his thoughts.

Original Post: From yesterday and today's Knoxville News-Sentinel stories written by Don Jacobs. Part I is here, Part II is here. As some commenters have commented to Brian's Blog. It seems that West High School has had more than its share of problems. In addition to this incident, West High School also had the Erin McLean situation.

A couple of questions for Brian's Blog readers and commenters to ponder:

Is this incident textbook evidence that school employees and school administrators should NOT be in the business of law enforcement or investigators?

Should the members of the Tennessee Legislature sponsor and vote for legislation that gives the responsibility for law enforcement and investigations to trained law enforcement professionals?

As a personal aside: No where in the two articles, do I find where Knox County School Security led by Steve Griffin was ever involved in this investigation. The School administrators, School Systems Human Resources personnel and the KPD School Resource Officer were involved in this investigation. Why is that?

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