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  1. #16
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    First time it happened with the custodian, I walked away without saying anything and haven't been back since. My only concern is there are so few properties to detect as it is that if we lose schools, there will be little fun left in the hobby. I've had little luck asking for permissions and parks are virtually hunted out. I do not live near a beach. There's an old boy scout camp(1920s) on top of the mountain which is accessible but that place has been blitzed to death by MD'ers over the years--takes the fun out of the hobby!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7up2000 View Post
    First time it happened with the custodian, I walked away without saying anything and haven't been back since. My only concern is there are so few properties to detect as it is that if we lose schools, there will be little fun left in the hobby. I've had little luck asking for permissions and parks are virtually hunted out. I do not live near a beach. There's an old boy scout camp(1920s) on top of the mountain which is accessible but that place has been blitzed to death by MD'ers over the years--takes the fun out of the hobby!
    As the old sayin' goes, "It sounds like you've been reading my mail." I share your pain.
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  3. #18

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    I have several schools that I do visit on occasion. One in particular where even though it was the weekend the principal she came charging up in her SUV and jumped out and approached me hollering. She wanted to know what I was doing on her property. I politely told her that I had previously received permission from the school board and she calmed down. After I showed her the trash out of my finds pouch with rusty nails, screws, razor blades, bottle caps, and other things that would cause damage to a child if they fell on it the wrong way. All has been good ever since. communications is needed at times.
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  4. #19
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    Your first clue should have been that the property was gated.
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    In my area most schools have no trespassing dusk to dawn signs, haven't hit a school in quite a while but when I do its usually in the dark with a headband flashlight. Not because I am worried about custodians but because I can be assured I won't be interfering with playing, annoying kids and I like detecting in the dark.
    I wouldn't "make a stand" and willingly get the cops involved, thats ridiculous advise. Surely he isn't there 24/7, just go there when he isn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason in Enid View Post
    Your first clue should have been that the property was gated.
    Years ago, fenced schools were to keep the kids from leaving campus, not keeping the public out. With school shootings and pervs running amok, things have changed. Maybe not so much in rural areas, but, in the cities, they're getting a lot tougher on security.
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    Check with the school district; if it's forbidden, don't. If it isn't banned, go for it.
    Acting 'macho' when confronted on school grounds might get you an unpleasant, unnecessary, and unintended result.
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    I checked out a great-looking public school on Google Earth yesterday and drove about 60 miles to get there, only to find it fenced, gated, and locked with a "No trespassing" sign on it. I guess during COVID, you have to be ready for anything.
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  9. #24
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    I asked permission and was declined, the guy in charge of grounds said no. I like to have permissions on my person in case nosy Naney approaches or cops are called.

 

 
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