Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Central Florida
The point was made that the media puts these sick A-holes on a pedestal and people think it's a new high score or something.
The safest way to protect the schools is set them up to be ready for a terrorist attack.
Also, I'll share a disturbing story with you.
Friday, December 14th, at 2:10pm I was scheduled to go to Gotha Middle School in Windermere Fl. Yes the same city all the rich people live like tiger woods and so on. Gotha middle had added a green house to their ag department, and my company installed a gas heater inside the house. My job was to install an automatic safety shutoff and start up the unit for safety checking.
Now the crazy part. I get to the school, kids are outside running the track and all that for recess. I pull up, walk onto the campus, make my way to the green house, install and safety check, walk all the way across the property to turn the gas meter on (easily 500ft away) walk all the way back to the green house. The walks I made were in between buildings and portables. After I started up the greenhouse I had to certify the appliances in the schools kitchen and the water heaters, along with the swamp coolers on the roof. All of my tasks ended up taking just over two hours. When I started everyone was in class, when I finished school had ended and all the kids were walking home/to the bus.
Not once was I stopped by an adult and asked what I was doing. I entered the kitchen without issue. The cooks never hesitated to ask who I was. I had to walk up to someone and introduce myself. I was able to acess the roof hatch, which had no lock. The entire time i was there I was messing with flammable material, and not a single person acknowledge my existence.
I had direct acess to the kids when they were leaving home (hundreds of kids), to their food in the kitchen, to the natural gas that supplied the entire school, and to a tactical spot on the roof. Never was accounted for and never required to check in. I have a badge that is required by Florida law that we have to obtain to be on any school grounds in the state, but I purposely left it in my truck to see what would happen.
This story is 100% true. Tell me what's wrong with that situation....
Ps: I stopped a school official before I left and let them know everything that happened, and sent an email to the school Friday night addressing their atrocious school security.
Last edited by Gearheaded; 12-16-2012 at 07:07 AM.