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Michael Williams

South West City, MO

#1 Dec 14, 2012
I hope the school shootings today wake up our community and as parents demand safety for our kids. We as a community and parents can also get more involved in keeping our kids safe by approving safety through proper channels and voluntering at the schools to help our police and school officials keep our schools safe. Blessings to our friends and their families who suffered a great tradgedy today.
Help

Boise, ID

#2 Dec 14, 2012
When I heard of this it ripped my heart apart. But how is voluntering going to help the Police, and school officials ? God be with all involed.
Michael Williams

South West City, MO

#3 Dec 14, 2012
Help wrote:
When I heard of this it ripped my heart apart. But how is voluntering going to help the Police, and school officials ? God be with all involed.
Hire extra security, provide security systems, and those of us who have extra time can be authorized to walk the school grounds and hallway, I don't believe you have to be a peace officer to help out or get certified by the police department to be authorized to make decisions concerning safety using tools such as tickets, walkie talkies, cell phones etc, and we need more male presence in schools, not only for safety but for discipline as there is way too much bullying going on in Bonham Texas by students and parents.
Shadee

Texarkana, TX

#4 Dec 14, 2012
Tight safety probably wouldn't have stopped this one....small school, teacher's son stops by to visit his mom - who would have thought anything about that? You just can't predict everything that might happen. So very sad.
Michael Williams

South West City, MO

#5 Dec 14, 2012
Shadee wrote:
Tight safety probably wouldn't have stopped this one....small school, teacher's son stops by to visit his mom - who would have thought anything about that? You just can't predict everything that might happen. So very sad.
He shot his Mom before he left to go to school, if you had a hall monitor they would have noticed something wrong right away and at least slowed the process down, besides they had security there that was in effective.
Help

Boise, ID

#6 Dec 14, 2012
So I am walking the halls , someone comes in with a gun , what next? Please don't say call 911. If you know of bullying then you should report it.
Michael Williams

South West City, MO

#7 Dec 14, 2012
With proper training you would know what to do and yes calling 911 would be an excellent start, and it doesn't do any good to report bullying as nothing is done about it, I know parents who have tried.
Resident

Lockhart, TX

#8 Dec 14, 2012
Same griping, same person. They would welcome volunteering, they just don't want constant crap starting by the volunteers when they are up there. It's always the same child being discriminated and being wronged, every single time right? And it's always all the kids interests in mind, yet the same one's parents run their mouths putting down other children! Children of all things are their attacks directed at and then of course no other parents know what they are doing, right? Isn't that how it goes?
wondering

Lampasas, TX

#9 Dec 14, 2012
growing up I went to school in fannin county, I know for a fact that there was at least one gun in the school everyday. it was always there, there was never a need for it, but if there was it was there to save the day!! now what I'm getting at is why can't there be someone trained to use a gun that just keeps one in a secured location at the school for emergencies??
Help

Boise, ID

#10 Dec 14, 2012
To have a gun in a secured place is like having a gun in a safe. That is nothing but a false sense of security.
Help

Boise, ID

#11 Dec 14, 2012
Maybe you should invest in some MMA, lessons for your child. If you do not want your child to defend his are herself, then maybe you can home school. And if that will not work then live with it.
Reality

Texarkana, TX

#12 Dec 14, 2012
It's not "If" it's "when" this happens here in Bonham. I know everybody wants to make suggestions, but lets be real. Tax payers will not pay for an "Armed" guard in every school. How about making every school a "one way" in with a Sally port. Another words you have to go in one door and stand there until you are allowed to go into the other door. Prayers to the family affected by this senseless crime!
wondering

United States

#13 Dec 14, 2012
false sense of security? how hard would it be for someone to punch a few buttons and have a weapon in their hands? and as for the Sally port idea,I think that would be great but nobody would want to pay for the system I'm guessing.
Reality

Texarkana, TX

#14 Dec 14, 2012
wondering wrote:
false sense of security? how hard would it be for someone to punch a few buttons and have a weapon in their hands? and as for the Sally port idea,I think that would be great but nobody would want to pay for the system I'm guessing.
Okay, do you know how much training some large police dept. do? There is a lot more to someone "just carrying a gun" for security. Suppose they do confront an armed gun man. Don't you want them to be able to stop the threat without hurting the innocent? It takes training not just your "redneck" with a gun working security. I believe in guns, but it comes with a lot of responsibility!!
Help

Boise, ID

#15 Dec 14, 2012
Long enough for O.... I don't know maybe 10 maybe 20 people to be killed. If you do not have the gun on you and know how to use it under stress, it is a false sense of security.
Michael Williams

South West City, MO

#16 Dec 15, 2012
Just don't blame the school district becuase the community doesn't want to do anything about a threat. To put your child in harm's way intentionally is selfish on the part of the parents and the community.
Court house NON secure
#17 Dec 15, 2012
Its amazing to me that you can come and go into our court house at your free will. No security at the court house? Really???? A place where nearly everyone who enters is forced to do so and very often leave feeling angry? Its a bad situation waiting to happen.
Devin Robertson

Texarkana, AR

#18 Dec 15, 2012
Let's pass another bond that will let BISD hire security guards, then the usual suspects can slip their buddies into a cushy,$45,000/yr "job" with full benefits and a pension plan that will pay their ending salary and full insurance from retirement to death.

It would be cheaper to just arm the teachers with one of Barbara's Burgers to hurl at intruders.....
Praying in Bonham

Bonham, TX

#19 Dec 15, 2012
Michael Williams wrote:
I hope the school shootings today wake up our community and as parents demand safety for our kids. We as a community and parents can also get more involved in keeping our kids safe by approving safety through proper channels and voluntering at the schools to help our police and school officials keep our schools safe. Blessings to our friends and their families who suffered a great tradgedy today.
The best thing we can do for our children is teach them to be good people that respect others. Teach our children that no matter what their religious or nonreligious belief may be, that it is not okay to intentionally hurt people in any way mentally, physically, emotionally, etc. Also we need to take a look at the way we stigmatize mental illness. People in general in our society have a habit of ostracizing those that they find undesirable or that don't fit into their preconceived notion of normal. It is a parents responsibility to teach a child morals, values, ethics, etc. and a teachers job to teach them academics. The sooner parents stop depending on society to do their job the better of we will be.
A person does not have to be a Christian or religious at all for that matter to be able to treat others the way they deserve to be treated. Another thing, there is a lot of vindictiveness and spite in the world today. People think they need to get pay back or retribution for things they don't agree with. What happened to turning the other cheek and forgiveness?
Michael Williams

South West City, MO

#20 Dec 15, 2012
Teachers today have way to much responsibiity when it comes to our kids. It is a two way street when it comes to kids and schools. Most of the responsibility falls with the parent A parent is responsible for kids till they are 18. A school is only responsible for the academics. When a parent is told their kid is a problem they need to listen, and help teachers and administrators make these kids more productive and less bullies. Parents need to be less bullies also and be more responsible to their kids. It's not about religion or forgiveness, it's about being a good parent and teaching kid's right from wrong.

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