posted on Mar, 5 2018 @ 06:07 PM
No profane language - so on a scale of 1-10 this is a mild rant.
Following the Parkland, FL shooting the Director of our local school district sent out an email to all parents outlining all of the security measures
in place at all of our schools. Double layer of security doors at each front door entrance. Locked campus, etc... The email was reassuring.
Today we received an email from our 7 year old son’s school Principal advising us that tomorrow the elementary school will be used as a public
voting location for the city elections. Upon further investigation it appears that both of the front security doors of the school will be open and
the public will come into the interior of the school to the school library to vote. The library is located at the very center of the school. The
library is also surrounded by classrooms on all sides.
I called the school and stated that in light of recent events this seems like a really bad idea.
The school said that the city determines the voting sites and they have no say in it. They also stated the School Resource Officer will coordinate
with the county cops to keep the school safe.
I know that schools across the nation are used as public voting locations. However, times have changed. After discussing this with a county police
officer (who also agreed this was a significant security issue) I have decided to keep my child home from school tomorrow.
I’m actually just as concerned about pedophiles, pervs, drug dealers, accessing the school during public voting as I am about someone with weapons.
No telling if they will let the public voters use the same bathrooms as the students. I am pissed that my child will get an unexcused absence
associated with missing school; however, keeping him home to keep him safe seems to be the only practical thing to do.
edit on 5-3-2018 by
Buvvy because: (no reason given)