Personal Safety In Higher Education…

Man with Big GunGonzaga is a Catholic college in the State of Washington, which appears also to be a State of Mind. Two senior students, it seems, discovered an intruder attempting entry into their quarters. The intruder, it was discovered later, had a six times rap sheet. Our students produced a (the horror!) gun to discourage him and it did. Act One curtain.

Act Two: The Gonzaga Administration leaped to defend against this transgression, immediately suspending the two students. We do not know whether the Administration then hired an attorney to defend the felon, but that would not surprise us. Act Two curtain.

Act Three: An occurrence no presently qualified college administrator could possibly have predicted: The students’ blabbing their experience onto social media aroused a popular uprising against the Administration. Obviously, even the comfortably Left State of Washington has its share of benighted heathen who fail to realize that criminal behavior is not their fault, it’s your fault and that self defense is not irrational. The fuss forced the Administration to issue a notice that it would re-address its “whoever has a gun is to be punished” policy with an investigation. We aren’t sure whether the two now safe (from the felon, not from the Administration) students are off the hook.

With these folk in charge of the education of our future leaders, we ought to feel really safe, right?

About Jack Curtis

Suspicious of government, doubtful of economics, fond of figure skating (but the off-ice part, not so much) Couple of degrees in government, a few medals in figure skating; just reading and suspicion for economics ...
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6 Responses to Personal Safety In Higher Education…

  1. Pete says:

    You mean everyone does not have a shotgun by the door, a rifle on the wall a hand gun on their hip and one by their bed? Maybe that’s why there is no home invasions out here in the wilderness of Alaska!

    • Jack Curtis says:

      If you’re going to bring logic and reality into this, we’re going to call Security to escort you off the premises! You need to understand that this is a university, such things are out of place…

  2. NEO says:

    Pretty much the same, everywhere I’ve been in rural America. If you break in most places, you have nor real worries about the police but would be advised to check how good the EMTs (not to mention the undertakers) are.

    Armed camp? No, not really, but prepared for most eventualities.

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