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Again, whocares, what was your name? I didn't catch it! We can debate this matter over and over. You did not care to know and I did. If you personally don't care to know then simply delete all text alerts or emails from the school before reading, better yet, remove your contact info so you wont be alerted at all. Then, when there is an early dismissal, emergency with your child, etc the school will not have to involve you at all since you trust them to make the best decision for your child. COMMUNICATION between school administration and parents is vitally IMPORTANT!!
Whocares, I did not get my info from "the person who answers the phone." We call her the secretary. I spoke directly to the principle and superintendent! Law enforcement officials knew exactly what was going on and informed school officials of exactly what was going on. The school officials had information to give and DID NOT. I talked to a friend in law enforcement after the fact and was told not only had SC officials been notified but had also questioned the treatend SCHS student that morning before locking the doors. You are obviously still missing the point! I think it was OBVIOUS locking the doors for protection was the RIGHT decision! School officials should have made an effort to notify as many parents as possible by text alerts, hotline info or email of their actions (and this can be done. I know about game time changes, etc by way of text alert within a matter of minutes) and let parents know our children were safe but protective measures had been taken. If you knew "something" was going on and didn't care to know that is your right! You need to UNDERSTSND it is my right and duty to my children to know what goes on at school EVERYDAY!
Whocares, you are welcome to trust anyone you want to completely with the lives of your children, I, however, trust very few people with that responsibility. I would not say 2 phone calls to the school can be considered "repeatedly." It should however, be considered, that it was me being a concerned parent wanting to know about the welfare of my child. I listed my name because I am not ashamed of my opinion or thoughts. Can you do the same?
Fultonian, you obviously do not have children. After all of the violence and murder in the nations schools, you really think we as parents do not have the right to ask why the school locked the doors to protect our children? I am in favor of taking precautionary measures to keep our children safe but as a parent I want to know when it happens and why it is happening. A broad spectrum email or text alert or announcing it on the schools hotline would have taken a matter of minutes, just like every other notification we get from the school, and hundreds of parents could have put their minds at ease knowing it was under control and our children were going about their daily schedules. A simple pro-active measure would have prevented the school offices from being showered with phone calls from worried parents. I could have texted my high school age daughter and received info from her but I chose to respect the schools policy about student cell phone usage. All I ask is to be kept informed. I am a rational, responsible adult....I could have handled the truth!
So, let me get this information straight.....Yesterday when I called inquiring what was going on I am told it was a "practice drill". When I called the 2nd time I was told it was a "lock out" not a "lock down" because the students were maintaining their normal routine. But in fact, you locked the doors because a HS student from Montgomery County had threated a HS student from South Callaway. Until this young man from Mont. Co. was arrested by law enforcement, SC was "practicing" a "lock out" situation. Why couldn't SC officials just been honest when parents called? Afterall, they are OUR children!
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