“It’s very busy on a campus first thing in the morning, dropping off kids arriving for the day,” said district spokesperson Judy Everett Ramos. “So, being able to know who’s in the building, who’s in front, who’s deeper into the building, is very important in keeping our kids safe.”
“It don’t surprise me a bit,” one parent said. “All the security going around, all the things going on, it doesn’t surprise me at all.”
It doesn’t surprise me either, it just disappoints me. When we have become a society that requires parents to outsource the safety of their children to others – especially unarmed school officials – something is deeply, deeply wrong. If anything, schools ought to be allowing armed parents to take their kids to class. That is a “security measure” with teeth.
This article was posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 5:41 am