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Debatedude121
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bosco1234567890
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Should schools have metal detectors?

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Debatedude121
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/1/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 791 times Debate No: 51397
Debate Rounds (4)
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Debatedude121

Pro

Just helping you practice. I say school metal detectors are a way to help increase security in schools. they can detect weapons and then the alleged student can be searched. This can save students from impending doom.
bosco1234567890

Con

metal detectors should not be allowed in schools as this creates a bottle neck; a prime target.
Debate Round No. 1
Debatedude121

Pro

While that may be true, what of the excess of children and the potentially armed guards? surely someone will stop them if they so attack.
bosco1234567890

Con

if someone has a bomb in their backpack no one will know. you may be flanking a threat but will run or be shot before they could be stopped, you'd never know what hit you
Debate Round No. 2
Debatedude121

Pro

By increasing security, not only will the children feel safer, but the parents will feel comforted to know that schools have upped their security protocol. this can ease tension, helping students concentrate on school, and parents on their jobs, especially in areas that have already experienced school shootings/attacks, like Connecticut's Sandy Hook elementary school.
bosco1234567890

Con

feeling safer does nothing for safety. at the sandy hook school shooting the attacker shot his way into the school with no intention of putting his gun down for a pat-down or going through a metal detector. if another shooter had his ideas anyone at the bottle-neck this would cause would be dead and anyone who approached him would be the same. without metal detectors students could get out of there and/or not be there in the first place.
Debate Round No. 3
Debatedude121

Pro

With the ever growing number of violence cases each year, it is only logical to beef up the security. We must have a better security system, and having a metal detector is one of the better ways to add security to schools.
bosco1234567890

Con

bosco1234567890 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by Victoria963 2 years ago
Victoria963
I'm alright with it. Unless you have nothing to hide why would you be against it?
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Vote Placed by Aravengeance 2 years ago
Aravengeance
Debatedude121bosco1234567890Tied
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