State Patrol at EES inwake of CT school shooting

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EES Parents

Ellijay, GA

#1 Dec 17, 2012
I was proud to see a GSP Officer standing outside EES this morning. Although its a tuff pill to swallow when the world has come to this but I sense of comfort to see him standing there watching everybody and every move!
Curious

Ellijay, GA

#2 Dec 17, 2012
Maybe a little over reacting, but I understand why.
Parent

Ellijay, GA

#3 Dec 17, 2012
What would make more sense, since we can't provide police protection everywhere at all times is for each of us parents to take all the violent video games out of our homes today. Go home, have a family meeting and get rid of the video games where the child sits there and just blows away everything that moves in rapid succession.

Ohio State published the results of an intensive study that students in the study that spent three days playing a violent video game showed extreme agression afterwards compared to the group that had played non-violent games. The students playing the non-violent games showed no elevated level of agression.
Curious

Ellijay, GA

#4 Dec 17, 2012
I believe it is more the parents than the video games. Of course violent videos games are not suitable for young children. I grew up playing some video games, and hunting, being around guns at a very early age(12). I was definitely taught, what was real and what wasn't. But all this being said, society will never stop things like this from happening. With 8 billion people on the face of the earth, there will always be some "crazies" who manage to fall through the cracks.
Parent

Ellijay, GA

#5 Dec 17, 2012
You're right, there will always be the crazies, but we have let Hollywood dictate what our children will see and not see and what games they will play. We have done NOTHING to stop Hollywood from poisoning our kids. As parents we have let the TV and video games be babysitters.

What would make me more comfortable was knowing that each principal had a glock or 45MM and knew how to use it. Then if someone starts shooting they would be equipped to do something while waiting for the police to respond. The number of additional children and teachers that can be killed in the 5 minutes/10 minutes for police to arrive is unthinkable. But, oh, woe is us, can't do something proactive. And think of all the parents that would be afraid that there was a gun at school.:(

We have lost our moral compass. We no longer have prayer in school. Teachers are no longer permitted to personally reach out to troubled kids. The love and sense of family of years gone by is just that, gone by. I'm only in my 40's but I remember when I was picked on at school and my teacher hugged me, and gave me some very sage advice that gave me the courage to stand up to the kids picking on me. There was another kid in class that seemed retarded or slow back then. Another teacher took special interest in that kid, he sat up front and we were chastised if we made jokes about him or laughed at his answers.

At our 20th HS reunion that kid is a computer specialist, married with kids. He still seems a little weird, but I think that teacher made a difference. Now, teachers can't touch the kids, can't really get involved personally, so these kids just get lost in the system and society. We are legislating ourselves into a faceless, thoughtless existence. We are no longer a society.

Since: Jul 08

Ellijay, GA

#6 Dec 17, 2012
Parent wrote:
What would make more sense, since we can't provide police protection everywhere at all times is for each of us parents to take all the violent video games out of our homes today. Go home, have a family meeting and get rid of the video games where the child sits there and just blows away everything that moves in rapid succession.
Ohio State published the results of an intensive study that students in the study that spent three days playing a violent video game showed extreme agression afterwards compared to the group that had played non-violent games. The students playing the non-violent games showed no elevated level of agression.
I agree. I can't believe the violence in just the part they show in ads on TV! And, I think just keeping my grandkids from watching the disney channel that I am somehow accomplishing something.
EES Parents

Ellijay, GA

#7 Dec 17, 2012
Curious wrote:
Maybe a little over reacting, but I understand why.
I don't think they are over reacting at all! I wish they ha ALL doors locked at all times. Had to swipe finger print to get in the building and go through a metal detector. I am proud to call Ellijay home, small town where most people leave their doors unlocked. Not south anymore, more like when my house is working I have a gun where I can reach it if need be!
EES Parents

Ellijay, GA

#8 Dec 17, 2012
EES Parents wrote:
<quoted text>I don't think they are over reacting at all! I wish they ha ALL doors locked at all times. Had to swipe finger print to get in the building and go through a metal detector. I am proud to call Ellijay home, small town where most people leave their doors unlocked. Not south anymore, more like when my house is working I have a gun where I can reach it if need be!
Sorry about the typos, doing this from my phone - ha should have been have, not so much anymore, when my husband
Curious

Ellijay, GA

#9 Dec 17, 2012
EES Parents wrote:
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I don't think they are over reacting at all! I wish they ha ALL doors locked at all times. Had to swipe finger print to get in the building and go through a metal detector. I am proud to call Ellijay home, small town where most people leave their doors unlocked. Not south anymore, more like when my house is working I have a gun where I can reach it if need be!
So basically you want our schools to become prisons with armed guards? I am sure that will help the children grow up to be well adjusted adults.
Curious

Ellijay, GA

#10 Dec 17, 2012
EES Parents wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't think they are over reacting at all! I wish they ha ALL doors locked at all times. Had to swipe finger print to get in the building and go through a metal detector. I am proud to call Ellijay home, small town where most people leave their doors unlocked. Not south anymore, more like when my house is working I have a gun where I can reach it if need be!
I am also sick of people blaming videos, movies and guns. The PARENTS, should control all access to this stuff. Quit blaming society if you can't do your job at home. How many parents actually tell their child no. Not many.
Curious

Ellijay, GA

#11 Dec 17, 2012
Every society is going to have incidents like this. I just recently read about a similar case in China, but the man used a knife. They even have laws there that when you buy a knife you have to register it. Even with that in place this guy attack over 20 kids with a knife. I guess we can blame guns and videos games on that also.
Curious

Ellijay, GA

#12 Dec 17, 2012
Nobody has actually mentioned mental illness this morning. I believe if reports are accurate, this may actually be the real problem here.

Since: Jul 08

Ellijay, GA

#13 Dec 17, 2012
Curious wrote:
Every society is going to have incidents like this. I just recently read about a similar case in China, but the man used a knife. They even have laws there that when you buy a knife you have to register it. Even with that in place this guy attack over 20 kids with a knife. I guess we can blame guns and videos games on that also.
You are so right. There is just as much violence in the rest of the world. What about that school shooting in Russia in 2004. Those armed guys held them all hostage for days and then KILLED almost 200 little CHILDREN and 150 adults. It was also an elementary school I think. And isn't owning a gun in Russia illegal? Just remember, if guns are banned only the crooks will have guns.

As a society our penalties have become meaningless. The liberal states ban the death penalty and overcrowding means sentences will be less. Penalties for horrendous crimes should be quick and severe. And this garbage that prison should be a happy place and prisoners have all kinds of benefits and rights means that prison is not a deterrant at all. In fact, if you are homeless, prison is a HUGE step up. You are fed, have good medical care, exercise, TV, access to a library and computers, what more could you want? Prison should be like it is in Sheriff Joe's county in Arizona. You should have to work, eat and sleep. You would be less likely to ever want to go back.
Parent

Ellijay, GA

#14 Dec 17, 2012
EES Parents wrote:
I was proud to see a GSP Officer standing outside EES this morning. Although its a tuff pill to swallow when the world has come to this but I sense of comfort to see him standing there watching everybody and every move!
What would make me more comfortable was knowing that each principal had a glock or 45MM and knew how to use it. Then if someone starts shooting they would be equipped to do something, if the opportunity arose, while waiting for the police to respond. The number of additional children and teachers that can be killed in the 5 minutes/10 minutes for police to arrive is unthinkable. But, oh, woe is us, can't do something proactive. And think of all the parents that would be afraid that there was a gun at school.:(

We have lost our moral compass. We no longer have prayer in school. Teachers are no longer permitted to personally reach out to troubled kids. The love and sense of family of years gone by is just that, gone by. I'm only in my 40's but I remember when I was picked on at school and my teacher hugged me, and gave me some very sage advice that gave me the courage to stand up to the kids picking on me. There was another kid in class that seemed retarded or slow back then. Another teacher took special interest in that kid, he sat up front and we were chastised if we made jokes about him or laughed at his answers.

At our 20th HS reunion that kid is a computer specialist, married with kids. He still seems a little weird, but I think that teacher made a difference. Now, teachers can't touch the kids, can't really get involved personally, so these kids just get lost in the system and society. We are legislating ourselves into a faceless, thoughtless existence. We are no longer a society.
EES Parents

Atlanta, GA

#15 Dec 17, 2012
Parent wrote:
<quoted text>What would make me more comfortable was knowing that each principal had a glock or 45MM and knew how to use it. Then if someone starts shooting they would be equipped to do something, if the opportunity arose, while waiting for the police to respond. The number of additional children and teachers that can be killed in the 5 minutes/10 minutes for police to arrive is unthinkable. But, oh, woe is us, can't do something proactive. And think of all the parents that would be afraid that there was a gun at school.:(

We have lost our moral compass. We no longer have prayer in school. Teachers are no longer permitted to personally reach out to troubled kids. The love and sense of family of years gone by is just that, gone by. I'm only in my 40's but I remember when I was picked on at school and my teacher hugged me, and gave me some very sage advice that gave me the courage to stand up to the kids picking on me. There was another kid in class that seemed retarded or slow back then. Another teacher took special interest in that kid, he sat up front and we were chastised if we made jokes about him or laughed at his answers.

At our 20th HS reunion that kid is a computer specialist, married with kids. He still seems a little weird, but I think that teacher made a difference. Now, teachers can't touch the kids, can't really get involved personally, so these kids just get lost in the system and society. We are legislating ourselves into a faceless, thoughtless existence. We are no longer a society.
I agree with you! Also they should be able to have a gun for that very purpose!
Missy

Ellijay, GA

#16 Dec 17, 2012
I can think of at least two teachers in the area who are full blown bat %$#@ crazy themselves. So,I darn sure wouldn't want them to have access to weapons!

Boo Bear

Ellijay, GA

#17 Dec 17, 2012
Parent, all of your ideas are correct..Our great country is now dying right before our eyes.The Obama Adm.will now seize this terrible school event to gain votes to further help the federal govt.to take more control of our lives through tougher more invasive gun control.The November election was a terrible turn for the worst.

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