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Originally posted by ATScory
reply to post by YouAreLiedTo
I wouldn't consider missing one day of school "changing your lifestyle" lol
Originally posted by Lulzaroonie
We're not likely to suffer a school shooting in the UK (though I'm not saying it can't happen), and my sons school is impossible to get into unless they recognise you as a parent. Second to this, all doors open from the inwards out, they're all locked from the inside and you can't open them from outside.
Further to this; I have my own reasons to not wanting him to be in school Friday.
It's that "just in case something bad does happen" regarding 21/12/2012. If there is a massive world ending event (which I know logically there won't be), I would want to die with my son, not separately from him.
Originally posted by DoubleDNH
This is all well and good but the school who got attacked had all of these security features as well - the kid shot/broke through one of the windows in the school and walked through.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Well, fortunately the teachers here figured a week wasn't enough time off so Friday is called for a "Professional Development Day". They seem to take a day or two off every month for that..must be nice. Anyway, in this case? I'm happy about it. I hadn't even thought of our Son staying home from school for the 12/21 stupidity but it sure gave me a start to think about for a minute. I'd probably have kept him home if he wasn't anyway, after you mention it.
It isn't even about a fear that HIS school will have something bad happen...but people power pushing Dumb as a headline event on Friday is what I half expect and this Lock-Down concept where even parents can't get kids is REAL easy to fix. My kid won't BE in their control on a day where a problem is likely to develop.....then I don't have to worry about their ability to properly care for him in a crisis. They can't care for him on a GOOD day...it won't even be tried in a major crisis situation. The more I think about it..the stronger I feel too. I'm glad he's off anyway.
Originally posted by ATScory
Hello everyone, I am sure everyone is getting increasingly aware of all the shootings that have been going on all over the country this last week leading up to the 21st(end of the world blah blah blah). Now as everyone is not also aware of is copy cat shooters, people who mimic or even try to outdo what someone else did to get equal the infamy. Now to the threads title.
I strongly value education, but this being said, people have gone NUTS! I have a feeling what will come this week will make the elementary school shooting look like a bruised knee or a paper cut. Now if the end of the world was supposed to end on Friday, when do you think copycat shooters will most likely try to outdo their instigator. Friday. My prediction is of several or even a dozen of these shootings on this day. I think you would be stupid to even let your kids go to school this week with all the nut jobs out their.
Do you agree with me that we should not have school this Friday to thwart any huge plans of murder? or do you think Sandy Hook is it?
Originally posted by texasgirl
I think the kids will be okay going to school. The end of the world is supposed to happen at 11:11pm universal time. Most of us will be home then.
It does make me nervous about copy-cat killers, though.