posted on Dec, 17 2012 @ 01:31 PM
reply to post by OLD HIPPY DUDE
I'm in CO and in our school district, they sent home emails on Friday stating they'd have counselors available to any students, teachers, or even
parents who are affected emotionally. In order to have your child speak to one, the parent must call the school and request it. I agree with this.
My daughter was severely affected and she is 11. BUT, with the Jessica Ridgeway abduction/murder, the Aurora theater, living across the street last
year from the mom that murdered her two children (a boy who was in her class), and now THIS, the poor thing was hysterical to be left alone with her
brother and the babysitter/nanny so we could go christmas shopping. She was freaking out, thinking something bad would happen to her. Come to find
out, it is because of all of this. You can shelter them from the news & too much info, but kids aren't dumb and their ears & eyes are wide open.
I will say this. Our school district is saying they're reviewing safety procedures & stepping up patrols. Patrols? Yes. When bringing her to
school today, my husband saw cop cars patrolling the school parking lot and the neighborhood. In fact, one guy in a pickup got questioned by police
in front of parents and children because he was parked by the school and didn't appear to be dropping off or picking up. Turns out, his older son
was walking the younger child up to the school and the dad was waiting, before bringing the son to middle school for the day. I don't know which is
worse, wondering if the kids are safe, or kids seeing cops patrolling for protection, makes me think too many police is worse, freaks the kids and the
parents out. I know they're erring on the side of caution, but psychologically, it might be worse for kids to see this when there isn't a known