Monday, January 28, 2013

Schools to Become Prisons in Fear of Evil Gunmen?

In response to the media blitz of gun violence in schools, officials at Clovercroft Elementary School in Franklin, TN believe that the solution is to incarcerate children for the day, under armed guards, and prohibit even parental access to their own kids.
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life . . . Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness . . ." (Jesus said in Matthew Chapter 6 NIV)

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. The Lord is near. (Philippians Chapter 4 NIV)
-- From "Elementary School Seeks To Eliminate Parent Involvement, Cites Sandy Hook As Reason" posted at The Inquisitr 1/24/13

Under the proposed policy implemented by the school, parents would have to apply and obtain vouchers to visit their children and would only be able to do so two times in a nine week period.

Carol Birdsong, a spokesperson for Williamson County Schools, reported that the principal came up with the idea in light of the school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.

Birdsong said armed deputies are already providing security in the district’s middle and high schools, and they’ve asked for funding to put armed officers in elementary schools and says that she understands parent frustrations.

“Please remember the primary purpose for this process is to ensure that we are able to account for all the adults in the cafeteria enjoying lunch with their children,” Principal Laura LaChance wrote in an email to parents.

[Local mother Becky] Rutland believes that parents are not the problem but that the school is usurping a parent’s role in protecting and looking after the well being of their children.

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From "School Wants to Limit Parental Access to Children" by Todd Starnes, 1/24/13

Rutland has four children who attend Clovercroft Elementary School in Franklin, Tenn. Like a number of other parents, she enjoys visiting her youngsters during their lunch period.

Under the new rules, parents would have to register online and obtain an “event ticket” to eat lunch with their children.

“I don’t feel like a principal or anyone else should be able to tell me when I can and can’t see my children,” [Rutland] said. “I don’t feel like a school administration knows what’s best for my children.”

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Also read Prayer Needed - Government Isn't the Solution as well as Missouri Votes to Bring Prayer Back to School