Mods: I was not sure where to place this as it falls under many categories, if needed move to a more appropriate forum.
I ran across this article this morning and upon reading it, many questions and problems with the idea came to mind.
Dogs in schools
While I am the last person to talk down about any dog, I believe this system would set dogs up for failiure.
Imagine 500 or 1000 kids interacting with a dog everyday, some who may not even like dogs.
They say these dogs could replace armed teachers for the purpose of an active shooter...
Ask any cop just how easily a dog goes down when you shoot it, they have a lot of experience there.
The article talks of how these dogs could detect guns and DRUGS.
First off, how does one detect guns??
Will these dogs be like the "Mexican sniffing dogs" we see at inland border checkpoints?
Will we teach these dogs to detect Hoppes, Break Free and Frog Lube?? I use all of these on more than just guns.
I see some false positives here, allowing the students to be harassed.
And about sniffing for drugs, what about kids who might be around these elements but are not users?
Would they be harassed and dragged in as well? I see a huge 4th amendment violation here.
Sure dogs are awesome, but there are many tools for many jobs, And I would never use a hammer to drive a screw.
What are your thoughts?
ETA: A gun has NEVER killed anyone on it's own, unfortunately we cannot say the same for our best friends.
edit on 7-11-2013 by g146541
because: Mans best friend