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originally posted by: neo96
When it comes to a parent, and their child's safety ?
Theres no such thing as over reaction.
A ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
originally posted by: Iamthatbish
You shoul be angry.
Here's how I solved the phone problem for my kids... Remind the teachers that you as an adult bought that phone and do not give permission for anyone but your child to have it.. Next tell them taking the phone is stealing and you will be pressing charges..
Phones may not be allowed but your child will have a phone..
originally posted by: VoidHawk
If they are removing them from the school then you should have been told. A parent has the right to know where their children are at all times.
originally posted by: wagnificent
If your district has robo dialers, then those probably should have been used, but if you were expecting a live person to contact you in the midst of a crisis, then that's pretty absurd. When something serious enough to cause an evacuation is going down, I don't think anyone is going to sit down and start dialing parents. In fact if someone did that, I would see that as negligent because it doesn't follow the common sense emergency procedure:
1. Assess the threat
2. Alert the authorities (without creating panic)
3. Get everyone to safety (again, without creating panic)
4. Call parents (who are certainly going to panic)
From what you described, it seems like that's what they did.