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Security doesn't equal a prison just like a lack of common sense, such as in displayed by all the parties in the OP's story, doesn't mean something is more secure.
Neither does a fear of being struck by lightning drive us to try and protect everyone from that. There are many more deaths each year from that than "school violence".
The media has run off with your "common sense" (again, respectfully).
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
i get that, but if she wasnt there to see her son and didnt sign in, would that be a security risk?
I'm not really sure how comparing getting struck by lightning to people having to be checked into a school, hospital, some other private business is a valid approach.
Then again, I have no common sense which was clearly seen in my initial response to the OP.
Stopped reading at "Aspergers" it's a phantom "illness" if it dare gets that title. I am also aware that "Aspergers" in my opinion is linked directly to "babying" adolents and teens and can be cured with proper techniques of parenting to get the child's spine back and sense of responsibility. Now if a person has a mental disorder where they are actually hindered by it then it is something more complex and pressing than "Aspergers". Mom broke all the rules she knew were in place. Name one special needs parent who don't know the ins and outs of a situation involving their kid because they handle them all the time. Mom is over protective and it's harming her child.
This mom knew she had to sign in, knew it wasn't a life threatening emergency to trump said sign in protocol especially where special needs kids are because they are at more risk of being harmed. This mom is the problem not the school. She failed to follow the rules everyone wanted to protect these kids.
You see no issue when no one was acting in bad faith here and no harm was ever intended? Her attorney fees for just what has happened to this stage...if it's all dropped 100% tomorrow...will probably change her life in big ways. I see everything wrong with the callous attitude we've developed for 'win, lose or draw...call the law' on everything, however small or trivial.
The best way to prevent school shootings is to make it standing policy on a national level, and very widely known at that.