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  •  Apparently there is to be a parents' meeting (3+ / 0-)
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    about the security this week.  My daughter in-law tells me that the PTA has not been happy with the security since the planning stages.  Maybe now someone will listen to them.

    I do not want to have all the good guys living behind security bars while the criminals run free; there has to be a middle road so that we can protect our children while not teaching them to live in fear.

    Improving our society would be much better than improving our cages.

    My condolences on the loss of your daughter's young friend.

    "May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house." - George Carlin

    by Most Awesome Nana on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 11:09:19 AM PST

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    •  I actually think this is a good situation because (2+ / 0-)
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      not only does it deal with a massacre situation but also things like child abduction by a non-custodial parent (which is something I have also dealt with in my older children)

      there aren't bars on the windows, but one access point during school hours that makes it hard for people to get in is IMHO a good thing

      Bumper sticker seen on I-95; "Stop Socialism" my response: "Don't like socialism? GET OFF the Interstate highway!"

      by Clytemnestra on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 11:55:55 AM PST

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      •  I totally agree. Limited access to our schools (4+ / 0-)
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        is a good thing.  My daughter has dealt with the non-custodial parent issue.  And it got ugly.

        But the idea of living in a fortress, and allowing our children to grow up thinking it is okay to live in fear, just doesn't appeal to me.  And I am afraid that our usual knee-jerk reaction will prevail and we will go overboard.  Fixing the physical surroundings should only be a temporary measure while we work on fixing the ills that make it necessary.

        My thinking is still very muddled.  Far too much emotion involved.  

        "May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house." - George Carlin

        by Most Awesome Nana on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 01:15:43 PM PST

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        •  I don't think it so much as "living in fear" (0+ / 0-)

          because that's a charge often made by men when they learn about the precautions women, especially single women take to try and not be the victim of crime.

          It's just what you've got to do.  It becomes second nature and you are prepared for situations.  You live in less fear if you are prepared.

          Bumper sticker seen on I-95; "Stop Socialism" my response: "Don't like socialism? GET OFF the Interstate highway!"

          by Clytemnestra on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 02:56:53 PM PST

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