After a gunman massacred 26 students and staff Friday at a Connecticut elementary school, Americans are debating gun control, mental health and school safety.
What are your thoughts about school security?
Should visitors be banned without prior approval? Is it time for schools to take more drastic security measures, such as installing metal detectors and body searches for building visitors?
Do schools need to arm security personnel for such potential scenarios?
Those against such measures believe schools may become prison-like and change the educational culture.
Others endorse such measures, given the increasing number of violent incidents at schools and believe it could prevent more from happening.
What's your view? What do you think your school district should do or not do?
Are you in favor of greater security measures even if it means having your bag or body searched when you visit your child's school?
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