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Fri., Feb. 15, 2013, 10:57 a.m.

Can CdA Levy Stop School Shootings?

Coeur d'Alene High School Principal Warren Olson says the school may install new security measures. (Inlander photo: Stephen Schlange)

Coeur d’Alene School District Superintendent Hazel Bauman is still haunted by the memory. Five years ago, a woman called the Sheriff’s Office to report that her suicidal son was missing, may have stolen several guns and was at risk of “doing a Columbine.” Watching over the Lake City High School surveillance system with the building on lockdown, a school resource officer spotted the teen pulling into the parking lot. Police quickly arrested the student and later found a loaded shotgun and three stolen high-powered rifles in his vehicle. The thought of what might have been still frightens Bauman/Daniel Walters, Inlander. More here.

Question: The Inlander headline to this story poses an interesting question: "Coeur d’Alene wants to spend $1.4 million on security improvements — but can they actually stop school shootings?" What do you think?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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