When many of us were in school – we not only heard crazy things being said – but there were times we even said them. Pranks – stupid talk – tryng to be the tough guy or gal – the cool cat on campus! Most often it would have just been dismissed as being fresh or talking stupid. Not anymore. We are now in a position where these jokes or threats have to be taken seriously. The culture has shifted dramatically.
There have been a number of shooting threats made online leading to arrests in the wake of shootings in El Paso, Texas; Dayton, Ohio; and Odessa, Texas. Two students, one a middle schooler, were arrested in late August for separate shooting threats in Davie, Florida, and Brandon, Florida. Another was arrested just days earlier in Daytona Beach for a threat made while playing a video game. A 15-year-old girl was arrested in Fresno, California, in mid-August for posting a photo of guns and the warning “Don’t come to school tomorrow” on Snapchat.
If ZERO TOLERANCE is the future – how will we be able to protect the kids? Is there any middle ground on one of the most hotly contested challenges in America? Dave Smith is the most recognized police trainer and author in the industry today. Dave “JD Buck Savage” Smith has been a law enforcement icon for nearly four decades. Dennis Santiago is an American Strategist, Philosopher and Patriot focusing on strategic warfare, asymmetric warfare, arms control and global stability.