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Freaking out a bit...my kids school is on lockdown....armed suspect in woods.....

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posted on Sep, 22 2014 @ 09:29 PM
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originally posted by: VoidHawk

originally posted by: lokin
Way to make the OP feel "better". Why would you make them feel like they are a bad parent along with being afraid out of their minds? Having your children in your back pocket 24 hrs a day does NOT make you parent of the year. Spending time away from your child every now and then is healthy for both parent and child. It teaches the child socialazation.a reply to: mwood


No disrespect to you or vasa, but while he's "afraid out of their minds" he's had time to come to ats and create a thread! Therefore I dont think vasa is quite as bothered as you seem to think.
I'm certain if there was any real danger to his child he would not have been on ats!

As for your claim that spending time away from your children teaches them socialisation, thats complete bunkem spread by the anti-homeschool crowd.




Yeah because he should sit there twirling his thumbs for hours on end when it's clear there isn't really anything to be done but wait. He came here to vent frustration and get some support.




posted on Sep, 23 2014 @ 06:33 AM
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originally posted by: lokin
Spending time away from your child every now and then is healthy for both parent and child. It teaches the child socialazation.

A child does not need to be seperated from its parent for it to learn socialization!

Imagine these two senarios.
1. A child is forcibly seperated from its parent (the child has no choice in this matter!) and left with strangers to "socialize".
2. A child goes along with its parent to meet other people. The child, as and when it feels comfortable, will start to interact with other children.

Which do you think is more natural, 1 or 2 ?





I'm sorry, but is your declaration of my comment being "complete bunkem" backed up by any facts? The socialazation comes from being around other children, not by the act of not being with the parent. I am sure you understood that and chose to purposely misunderstand.

I am involved with many home school families and you would not believe how often non-home school parents ask the question "What about socializing?"
Nine times out of ten that question is asked while their own child is socialising with a home schooler!!
When this is pointed out to them the usual response is "I'm sorry I just thought.....?"
When we ask them why they "just thought", they tell us its what people say about home schoolers.
So you see, its not what they think, its what they've been told, or they've seen it written in forums!!!
Its not based on anything factual, its quite simply a lie.

Home schoolers organise many events so that the children can mix freely and you'd be surprised just how many non-home schoolers also attend!! they do so because "they're having problems at school"

I didn't mean to offend anyone, I'm just so sick of hearing that a child must be seperated from its parents to teach it socialization, that IS complete bunkem!



posted on Sep, 23 2014 @ 07:08 AM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

how terrifying for you. the agony and anxiety of 'not being there with your child'...

hope everything is resolved quickly and your child is safe in your arms again.

hugs



posted on Sep, 23 2014 @ 07:12 AM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

Montessori is a great school...even the pre learning before school age is beneficial.

I considered Montessori for both of my children and ended up choosing Marbury which was in the Adelaide Hills... great school too, same approach/philosophies with education.



posted on Sep, 23 2014 @ 07:29 AM
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All is good. They ended up releasing the kids one by one under guard from the pavilion. I am not sure if they found the guy or not, but kids are all home safe!



posted on Sep, 23 2014 @ 07:31 AM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe



Good to hear, glad it all ended well for you and everyone else.



posted on Sep, 23 2014 @ 07:33 AM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

Great news. Now that that's out of the way, I'm wondering if there ever was a guy with a gun or if someone just imagined something. Could have been a guy walking with a stick, or a teen out with a bb gun. Better safe than sorry I guess, but sometimes a gun is just a rolled-up newspaper.



posted on Sep, 23 2014 @ 07:35 AM
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originally posted by: Aleister
a reply to: Vasa Croe

Great news. Now that that's out of the way, I'm wondering if there ever was a guy with a gun or if someone just imagined something. Could have been a guy walking with a stick, or a teen out with a bb gun. Better safe than sorry I guess, but sometimes a gun is just a rolled-up newspaper.



From the AJC paper I linked to, it said he evaded a stop and jumped out at the next spot he could and took off into the woods on foot. The school said it was reported that they believed he was armed.



posted on Sep, 23 2014 @ 07:42 AM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

Quite possible. And as a parent, the lockdown is like a right of passage in the 21st Century (so that's out of the way, hopefully the only one you'll have to experience). My comment is made from someone who likes to walk in the woods (off the bike-walking paths), stepping over the logs and seeing the insects that you can only see in the "deep" woods (even if it's a few hundred feet into the woods from an urban pathway, the colors on the wings of the flying insects and the variety of other lifeforms is a world away), but in this day and age if someone else was walking in there (there never is), or if I emerge on the pathway again, panic, urgent phone calls to police, and/or pepper spray may mark the beginning of my next adventure.



posted on Sep, 23 2014 @ 07:51 AM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

What a nightmare situation. As a parent with a similar aged daughter (amongst others) i can fully sympathise with what you must be currently going through. I know it's easier said than done but stay positive - this appears to be a random nutter rather than specific school targetting nutter (not the greatest of consolations but every little helps).

Best wishes to you, even though that seems a bit, well, lame...........




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