Our district has a few drones and took training on using them for recon work. I think they are mostly for roof inspections etc though. I wonder what would happen if we put all of the money spent on security and training into free mental health resources though.
It just feels like an arms race that doesnâ€™t solve the problem. What is that saying when you have seconds to live the cops are minutes away.
Would every school have an armed drone? Every classroom? Most of these incidents do not last long. Getting a trained pilot and drone deployed seems unlikely in the timeframe of most of these and why would the gunman not just shoot the drone down?
I wholeheartedly agree more needs to be done regarding mental health. That said, would "free mental heath resources" have stopped any of these shooters?
Florida School Shooter: Was receiving mental health treatment. Stopped and refused to go back about 1 year prior to shooting. No financial issue regarding treatment.
Virginia Tech Shooter: Diagnosed with severe anxiety. Was receiving "free" mental health treatment along with "free" special education courses.
Texas Church Shooter: Actually escaped from a mental health facility which was provided to him at no direct charge to him.
Aurora Theater Shooter: Self-reported to his college counselor. He was receiving treatment from 3 different doctors and medication at no cost to him.
Sandy Hook Shooter: Mother tried to get him committed, but he was an adult and could not be locked up without his consent. No financial issue regarding treatment.
There seems to be a trend in these cases and lack of mental health resources was not an issue in any of them.
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