22 of the Greatest Ideas of All Time

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39 responses to 22 of the Greatest Ideas of All Time

      1. The extinguishers are generally located in the halls outside of classrooms, thus one extinguisher can be used for multiple classrooms.

        1. It really depends on the school system. I worked for a county school system in North Carolina doing IT for several years, and every classroom in every school had a fire extinguisher. The custodians were responsible for their upkeep, and if the Safety and Security director dropped by and found an expired fire extinguisher, he would raise absolute hell over it.

      2. Yeah, I was pretty sure every classroom had an extinguisher, the hallways just had a fire hose.

        I also think that’s a pretty terrible idea, using a fire extinguisher like “Oh now we’ll be totally safe from armed attackers!”

    1. Know the expression “Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight”?

      I’m pretty sure you could sub in fire extinguisher.

      There’s no way this would work.

      For one, fire extinguishers have a limited range. Very limited. Like, less than 10 feet.

      For two, it’s not instant. Between the time it takes to squeeze the handle to the time the gas gets to the person is like a full 2 seconds. Compare that to pulling a trigger and a bullet moving faster than the speed of sound.

      For three, I think about 90% of gunmen would know to hold their breath and do it instinctively.

      For four, talk is extremely cheap in these situations. If you’ve ever been in a bad situation such as a mugging or a violent assault you know that thinking almost immediately goes out the window. Trained soldiers struggle to point a gun and pull a trigger when fired upon, how much better do you think your average teacher is going to fair beating a someone to death with a blunt and cumbersome object that was never meant to be a weapon?

      No, the better solution is a campus police officer, lock down procedures, and proper mental health.

      Oh, and I find it ludicrous that we do multiple fire drills in schools all the time and there hasn’t been a child lost to a fire in a school for decades, but yet we don’t drill for duress situations.

      Oh, and, and did you know that prior to the Sandy Hook shooting the killer’s mother tried to take him to in patient care but was decline due to insurance reasons?

      Oh, and, and, and did you know there about two years ago a gun man walked into a theater and was promptly shot by an undercover cop before they could take a single life?

      Oh, and, and, and, and did you know that gun violence is inversely proportionate to gun ownership.

      And before anyone makes this a left wing/right wing issue, just know that I’m center left. I just believe in facts.

      1. We’ve had school shootings in the UK although never to the extent of the USA but our teachers are taught to protect the kids and themselves if there is any danger but not to try and fight or tackle the gunman themselves.

        An extinguisher is an entirely inappropriate ‘weapon’ – it’s far too heavy and awkward to pick up in a hurry and pull the pin and aim the tube and squeeze the handles etc. It would be like advising teachers to pick up a desk and lamp the attacker upside the head.

        Basically we need (across both countries) better diagnosis, care and treatment for the mentally ill. None of this “Well, we can’t treat this person because you don’t have enough money so just take them home and deal with it”.

      1. I, for 1, like Roman Numerals.

        The Seagulls will be fine getting home from Frankston. I bet they had a laugh about it themselves. Not to mention the chips!!! Ha ha …

  1. The fire extinguisher idea would be extremely dangerous. Wanna know what would actually happen if teachers attacked armed terrorists? They’d blindly release fire and kill every student in the class. NOBODY should try to be the hero in those situations.

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