Denver educators required to conduct pat down searches of students deemed as threats are not trained on what to do when the student actually has a gun and tries to use it.

That’s according to one of many jaw-dropping media reports in the wake of the East High shooting last month, which has revealed rampant security problems districtwide under the regime of the dysfunctional school board.

CBS News Colorado obtained hundreds of pages of district training documents about how threats are assessed and handled.


The documents show items of which staff should be mindful when conducting pat-down searches, for example, the staff member conducting the pat down should be the same gender as the student, but there doesn’t appear to be much guidance on what to do if a pat-down search goes wrong, or what to do if a student pulls a gun on a faculty member conducting that pat-down search.

To recap, they are taught which gender can do the pat down, but not trained what to do if the student pulls the gun and tries to shoot them.

It’s a mind-blowing revelation that was unfortunately buried under this headline:

Which brings us to this bizarre response to a legitimate concern.

The safety and security of our children at schools — soft targets that are increasingly the target of suicidal lunatics —  is in the hands of Dr. Jane Lineman, a psychologist who holds the title of Student Safety Coordinator.

When teachers complained to CBS News Colorado that it’s not in their job description to pat-down dangerous students for weapons, Dr. Lineman response was for everyone to just calm down.

“I think what you might be receiving is some feedback that is a typical response after a crisis occurs. Everyone has a range of emotions and a range of questions… so, for that particular inquiry of like, is this appropriate? Is that or not? I don’t know if it’s really an authentic question. I think it’s more reflective of a crisis response of people looking for answers.”

Answers like, “what the Hell am I supposed to do when I’m searching kids for weapons and they pull out a gun, and shoot me?”

We think the question is about as authentic as one can get, and it deserved an authentic answer from the district’s so-called student safety coordinator.