Posts Tagged ‘School Safety’

How Safe is Your School?

June 9, 2013

Horror: Armed police arrested a man suspected of giving a machine gun to children after this shocking image was taken at a school playground in Leicester

Here is an idea – instead of ranking schools according to standardized testing scores, rank them according to how well they meet safety standards. Surely one of the greatest fears a parent of a school aged child would have is that something might happen to their child while at school.

Just looking at the frightening picture of a man showing off his machine gun through a pool fence masquerading as a school security fence, makes me wonder how well equipped our schools are at securing our kids from people like this:

Armed police arrested a man suspected of giving a machine gun to children after this shocking image was taken at a school playground.

‘Ashamed’ parents ignored youngsters’ revelations that a man with a gun had been in the Morton playground, Leics, and dismissed their children’s stories.

The next morning a mum-of-three was sent this harrowing picture – apparently taken at the park at about 6pm the previous day – showing a man brandishing an automatic gun.

Children ran home to tell their parents about the man – who had even given the weapon to an eight-year-old boy to hold.

Armed officers surrounded the play area and eventually arrested a 57-year-old man in Brighton Road, Northfields, in connection with the incident after ‘imitation’ firearms were recovered. The 26-year-old mum, who did not want to be named, said: ‘When the picture was sent to me on Tuesday morning I just could not believe my eyes.

‘I felt so shocked and worried but also guilty because my eight-year-old daughter had been at the playground when it happened and told me there had been a man with a gun.

‘She said he had even given it to a boy to hold. I am ashamed to say I didn’t really pay any attention to her, but after I saw the photo I called the police.

‘They came round and I showed them the photograph.’

 

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The Children Must Be Safe Because Their Teacher is Carrying a Gun

December 26, 2012

Teachers who think that bringing a loaded gun to school protects their students have rocks in their head. After the shocking events of last week our children to be reassured not bodyguarded. They need to feel that school is a safe place.

When a teacher decides to bring a gun to school they are encouraging already anxious kids to become more worried and insecure. Our children need to be sheltered from guns, not see them as a normal everyday imperative for ones own security.

I detest the idea of putting guns in the hands of the very people instituted to be our children’s role models.

The teacher who decided to bring a gun to school may have thought she was protecting her students, but are our students so much safer in such an environment?:

Fear over the Newtown school shooting prompted a Minnesota teacher to bring a loaded gun to school last week, forcing a school lockdown. The unnamed teacher, a female in her 50s, has been placed on administrative leave from Seward Montessori School in Minneapolis.

“This is the first case like this I’ve ever heard of,” Minneapolis police Sgt. Bill Palmer told KMSP. “In this day in age in this week, handguns in schools are of great concern to everyone.”

Acting on a tip from a staff member, the school principal alerted the school resource officer, who confiscated the gun from the teacher, in her 21st year of employment at the school. The loaded .357 Magnum handgun was in the educator’s locker in the teacher’s lounge, according to the Star Tribune. School officials confirm that no students or staff were harmed or injured.

While the teacher was not arrested, she could face misdemeanor charges for violating conditions of her Minnesota conceal carry permit, which prohibits firearms in schools without written permission from a principal or school official.

Parents were notified of the incident by phone.

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Do You Really Want to Arm Me?

December 19, 2012

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Never take a suggestion from a gun advocate seriously.

What’s a person calling themselves a ‘gun advocate’ anyway? Out of every single thing in the world that you can use to represent who you are and what your world view is, who in their right mind would choose to align themselves with deadly weapons?

“I was thinking of becoming a charity worker or humanitarian but I decided to aim higher and lobby for the freedom to store deadly weapons in my attic.”

Anyway, back to their insane suggestion of the month – arming teachers to combat deadly, insane gunmen at schools.

Who do they think we are? Bruce Willis!

Why do you think we need to justify the proliferation of deadly weapons by arming good people with more weapons? Thank Heavens I’m an Australian because I want rulers and pencils and ‘Good Effort’ stickers in my top drawer – not a pistol!

In the terrible event of a situation like the one we saw at Sandy Hook Primary School, I would do everything in my powers to protect my students – including taking bullets for them. But let’s face it – I’m no action hero. A teaching degree shouldn’t depend on a high score at the shooting range and the ability to put together a rifle blindfolded. Teachers have enough to worry about in their classroom -gun handling should not be included in the mix. It should be about classroom management not firearm management.

And don’t give me that rubbish about ‘guns are like cars, it’s the people that use them that can cause harm’. The purpose of a car is to take you from point A to point B, the purpose of a gun is to kill another living being. And don’t start with the expression ‘misuse’ a gun. Adam Lanza did not ‘misuse’ his gun. He used his gun for it’s direct purpose.

To gun lobbyists and advocates, I have this message for you. You have an opportunity right now to make an important mind shift. You can stand firm and watch your beloved weapons being used to kill innocent school children and moviegoers or you can use your passion and boundless energy to advocate for other causes such as child welfare.

If I wanted to be a cop I would have signed up for the Academy. But I am not policeman material. Instead, I signed up to help students feel safe, cared for, nurtured and educated.

The only tools I want in my holster are whiteboard markers and grey lead pencils.

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