posted on Aug, 26 2013 @ 09:55 AM
I got a call Saturday via a calling system from my children's school in baltimore county Maryland saying I would have to come to the mandatory
meeting for my kindergardener early due to a new requirement that licenses now be scanned, which will take some time. So smelling a rat and unable to
make the mandatory meeting I called the school this morning to question this. I was told by Jean the office worker there the program was called
RAPTOR. All visitors to the school including parents picking up thier children are not required to give an government issued id which will be scanned.
The scanned id info is then sent to the baltimore county police who will then immeditially notify the school if the license has been flagged. Ok so
then I asked what flagged meant. According to her flagged means anything from you are a known sexual predator to having a warrant or have had an issue
at another Baltimore county school. If there is a flag alert then the school is locked down and the baltimore county police arrive and arrest/detain
So there are so many problems with this I don't even begin to know where to start.
1. Public education is a right not a privilege. The meeting is mandatory so if I refuse to allow them to scan my ID does my 5 year old not get to go
2. What if the warrant is for a minor traffic violation or cause u owe child support, the school gets locked down, classes are disrupted and the
person is arrested?
3. So I come in to pick up my kid and don't have an ID and now what I am not allowed to go home with my child?
4. If this policy was in place at any of the schools that have experienced violent incidents would it have prevented it? (I don't think any gun man
has ever put thier gun bag down to submit to a quick background check, real quick before shooting up the place, but hey I could be wrong).
I found this article in which they state it will only be shared within the school system, but that is bogus!