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Monday, October 09, 2006

10 Myths about school shootings

MSNBC provides a concise breakdown here of ten myths about school shootings.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

ARE THE DOORS SECURE AT ALL OF THE SCHOOLS DURING THE DAY? I THINK THERE SHOULD BE SOMEONE POSTED AT ALL TIMES TO MAKE SURE ONLY PEOPLE GET IN THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO BE THERE. I'M NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE PROCEDURE, I WAS JUST CURIOUS ABOUT OUR SCHOOLS.

wawasee mom said...

As a parent, I just wanted to say that I am very comfortable with the schools security. It seems to me that it would be impossible to guard against every hypothetical situation. I trust my kids' teachers to do the best they can if a situation arises.

I do not think you can prepare for "crazy". I do not want my children to be raised in a "lock-down" world.

Anonymous said...

I am concerned...I help out in my son's classroom on Mondays. If I get there after school has started I do have to go in the main entrance...however, I am able to just walk right in without anyone stopping me to inquire as to my business there or anything. Shouldn't there be someone to look at things like that? At least an office worker to kind of monitor who is going in and out...

Dr. Mark J. Stock said...

Principals have tried to restrict access to the building to locations where there is more likely to be someone in the vicinity.

The current school facilities were all built in a different era. In today's world you would try to have one access point with a central reception area and someone signing in every visitor to the school.

I have been in hundreds of schools and most were constructed like ours.

Anonymous said...

I agree with another post...you can't prepare for "crazy". I believe if we are afaid to send our children to school... we should be AFRAID to drive down the street!!!! I hope our schools continue to be aware of ways to make our schools as safe as possible.