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Watters Presents ‘Primetime Plan’ in Response to Uvalde School Tragedy: Enough


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Fox News host Jesse Watters pressed President Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer for making the “same old argument” after a shooting in take away the constitutional rights of law-abiding Americans on “Jesse Watters Primetime.”

JESSE WATTERS: Nineteen children and two teachers were killed in the massacre. These children were only 7 years old. Our heart breaks for these families and the entire community.

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According to the Uvalde School District, they have been using social media threat monitoring technology for years. So what happened? This kid was a student. Why was he not monitored? Why was it not reported? We have many questions.

A state trooper walks past the sign at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
(William Luther/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)

We need to start making changes that will actually make a difference. Here is the Primetime Plan: First, we must strengthen our schools; they are easy targets for killers like Ramos. We have $100 billion in COVID relief funds that can be used to put up fences, put up security cameras, hire guards. Active fire drills should take place regularly.

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We also need to get to the bottom of the mental health crisis in schools. There should be counselors in every school who pay attention to students, report strange behavior, note who is struggling at home, and get children the help they need. We’re spending all that money hiring critical race theory consultants. How about hiring school therapists instead? They can identify a school shooter and maybe get them the help they need. But if we really want to make a small difference inside schools, we need to pay more attention to what happens outside of school. I’m talking about social media…

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Tech companies need to come up with a system, an algorithm that can easily detect and report when someone posts homicide threats like “I’m going to shoot an elementary school.” And the community needs to get more involved. Relatives, friends, pastors, neighbors: If you see something, say something. If a loner walks around dressed in black, cuts his face, and the police constantly show up at the house, it’s time to get involved.

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