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Schenectady school chief: Safety can't be guaranteed

Spring says best line of defense is human intelligence

Mourners gather for a candlelight vigil outside the Edmond Town Hall in Newtown, Conn., on Saturday.
Mourners gather for a candlelight vigil outside the Edmond Town Hall in Newtown, Conn., on Saturday.
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Schenectady City School District Superintendent Laurence Spring is gearing up for a question that has no good answer. “Can you guarantee that this won’t happen in our school?” The answer is no. “We can never guarantee that,” he said Saturday. “I’ve had some folks tweet at me and approach me at the Friday basketball game and ask things like that, but unfortunately, this is not the first event like this that has happened.” The gunman ...


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bluelinecop
December 16, 2012
8:15 p.m.

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I agree with Mr Spring, the issue is not the guns,its the mindset of the individuals using them. While having armed police officers in the school may not completely prevent a situation like this from happening, I as a parent would feel alot better knowing they were there and I would think those working in the school would feel the same.

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