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pissed

United States

#1 Jan 30, 2013
I went to pick up my children today as I was worried about them at the school during the tornadoes. The school would not let me have them. The school was not in lockdown for something violent. The kids were just sitting in the hallways. How can they stop me from getting MY children???? Isn't that kidnapping or something? As their parent, I am the one who gets to make the decisions are where they are most safe!
cass30121

Rome, GA

#2 Jan 30, 2013
They are not going to let your children leave during a warning. What parent would want to do that anyway? Most of the kids are safer at school than at home anyway..smh
Lee Harvey

Rome, GA

#3 Jan 30, 2013
pissed wrote:
I went to pick up my children today as I was worried about them at the school during the tornadoes. The school would not let me have them. The school was not in lockdown for something violent. The kids were just sitting in the hallways. How can they stop me from getting MY children???? Isn't that kidnapping or something? As their parent, I am the one who gets to make the decisions are where they are most safe!
Why would you want to put your child in a car during a tornado warning? You may be pissed but your also a dumb a$$!
pissed

United States

#4 Jan 30, 2013
Lee Harvey wrote:
<quoted text>Why would you want to put your child in a car during a tornado warning? You may be pissed but your also a dumb a$$!
It was after the warning. I wanted to bring them home before we had another one. I would never put my children in danger.
pissed

United States

#5 Jan 30, 2013
cass30121 wrote:
They are not going to let your children leave during a warning. What parent would want to do that anyway? Most of the kids are safer at school than at home anyway..smh
The warning had expired. But who is anyone to tell me what i can do with my children!
mrsgsp

United States

#6 Jan 30, 2013
I see both sides. I had to pick up my kids today because it was an emergency. I only live 10 minutes from the school and I was a nervous wreck the entire time even though there wasn't a warning at the moment. There had been one 30 minutes before and as you know, it caused extensive damage. That was one of the longest 10 minutes I've ever seen. As a mom, I of course feel my kids are safer with me because it's my god giving duty to protect and raise them. But being their mom also means that I have to weigh what is best. Taking a chance on any roadway during tornado warnings is not only unsafe it is irresponsible. However, if the warnings had cleared, then the school had zero grounds to hold your children. It technically is unlawful, but they were just trying to do their jobs and keep your kids safe. If it is that big of a concern, keep your children home next time.

Since: Nov 12

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#7 Jan 30, 2013
Uh, no. The school has no right to make that kind of decision for a parent, period.
cass30121

Rome, GA

#8 Jan 30, 2013
Aggie- smh....common sense should prevail in this situation however it probably won't which is very unfortunate.
Stupid Parents

Rome, GA

#9 Jan 30, 2013
Yep, 5 layers deep in a concrete block school, or tooling through town with Momma in her Nissan Quest to the local trailer park. Which is safer?

It's no wonder kids are so stupid these days. They get it honest.
well

Cartersville, GA

#10 Jan 30, 2013
pissed wrote:
I went to pick up my children today as I was worried about them at the school during the tornadoes. The school would not let me have them. The school was not in lockdown for something violent. The kids were just sitting in the hallways. How can they stop me from getting MY children???? Isn't that kidnapping or something? As their parent, I am the one who gets to make the decisions are where they are most safe!
You damn drama queen. Kidnapping. LOL
They should have had you arrested for being such a dumb azz.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#11 Jan 30, 2013
cass30121 wrote:
Aggie- smh....common sense should prevail in this situation however it probably won't which is very unfortunate.
She already said it was after the warning, makes perfect sense to prefer to have your kids at home.
lawyer

United States

#12 Jan 30, 2013
well wrote:
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You damn drama queen. Kidnapping. LOL
They should have had you arrested for being such a dumb azz.
It is not kidnapping however a school cannot supersede the rights of a legal custodial parent. If you would have called the police, they would have made the school release the kids to the parents on the parents request. Unless there is a lockdown due to violence which is imposed by law enforcement a parent legally is allowed to withdrawal their children at any point in time. State and federal laws will always supersede school policies and unless deemed unfit, state and federal law states the custodial parent/parents are the ones to make the decisions for their children. Had a storm cell came through the school while a parent was arguing with the school to release their children and the child was injured, the school and county would have had to assume absolute responsibility. John Harper should speak to his schools, he doesn't have the budget to pay the potential lawsuits for interference of custody or emotional duress.
to pissed

Rockmart, GA

#13 Jan 31, 2013
What school was this? I work at a school in Bartow County & we had students checking out. I am not aware of this issue u are saying happened
pissed

Atlanta, GA

#14 Jan 31, 2013
Taylorsville
yes

Kennesaw, GA

#15 Jan 31, 2013
pissed wrote:
Taylorsville
Makes sense now. I know several parents who have taken their kids out of that school permanently.
pissed

Atlanta, GA

#16 Jan 31, 2013
yes wrote:
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Makes sense now. I know several parents who have taken their kids out of that school permanently.
Seriously considering it. I was willing to put up with the office's horrible attitudes and the teachers' holier than thou teaching but this is different.
former 30120 resident

Cartersville, GA

#17 Jan 31, 2013
pissed wrote:
<quoted text>Seriously considering it. I was willing to put up with the office's horrible attitudes and the teachers' holier than thou teaching but this is different.
I picked my kids up yesterday from Taylorsville and had no problem.
pissed

Atlanta, GA

#18 Jan 31, 2013
former 30120 resident wrote:
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I picked my kids up yesterday from Taylorsville and had no problem.
Was it at regular pickup time? Because they made parents stay outside and refused to let myself and two other parents pick up their children. One woman got to get her children but the staff told me it was because of some emergency. I was told there was several others who were not allowed as well.
to Pissed

Rockmart, GA

#19 Jan 31, 2013
You need to call & ask for a meeting with the Principal. Sounds like someone has some explaining to do to you & some procedures need to be addressed to those in the front office. I dont think they can keep u from getting ur kids like they did.
parent

Rockmart, GA

#20 Jan 31, 2013
I would like to know what you are told about this situation. Something doesn't make sense & I would want an answer. Write a letter to the superintendent Harper.. see what answer u get too.

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