Is Willow's school safe from a shooting?

Is Willow's school safe from a shooting?

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SAFEORNOT

Sparta, MO

#1 Dec 16, 2012
I personally think there is not enough done at our school district to prevent a shooting. Officer Moore is amazing, but he is only one man for 3 buildings! He is used more for guidance with the children and not enough security. Are they doing drills? What is the response time of the WS police if they were needed? These are all things we should be asking, especially now. This kind of thing could happen here!
SAFEORNOT

Sparta, MO

#2 Dec 16, 2012
Why aren't we as parents demanding the schools show us their protocols for such events? The parents who are planning their childrens funerals this weekend, trusted that the school knew what they were doing! I think we should deveolpe our own parent board, one that doesn't focus just on fund raisers and bake sales!! As a tax payer I have the right to know what they are doing to keep my children safe!!!
JMO

Branson, MO

#3 Dec 16, 2012
Before jumping to the conclusion that there is no protocol in order, why not talk to the superintendent and find out. There's no need for a "parent board". That's why you have a school board. Perhaps a letter to the newspaper asking what our procedures are might get the ball rolling. There's no reason to approach his in a negative way. That's JMO.
really

Pinckneyville, IL

#4 Dec 16, 2012
Really. U can never protect completely. That school has mag lock doors. Guy broke window to get in and was over in cpl minutes. Not anything one can do when one is set on doing something like that. Schools would require multiple armed gaurds. Govt barely gives schools enough to opperate. Are you going to pay there salaries. Taxes for schools are usually voted down by people just like yourselves. Research and educate yourself before making foolish remarks.
sad

United States

#5 Dec 16, 2012
There are procedures in place. Just like there are gun laws and law enforcement in place to protect our communities. The truth is, no matter what, a criminal isn't
Going to abide by any gun laws and a criminal will only use knowledge of the procedures for their own benefit. We can't stop monsters. I am thankful that alot of the teachers at that school managed to save most of the students and one even gave her life for them. However, I don't think blasting out on topix about school procedures is a smart idea. That is something that should be done in person. Think about it, would you want a monster knowing where your child is hiding in such a horrific event? No. Please check the procedures, but hug your babies tight everyday, no matter the level of security. And forget the "infamous" name of the shooter from CT. We are just giving some other low-life something to compete with. Count your blessings and be thankful we get to watch our babies open their Christmas gifts this year....because some families don't get to.
TONYA CREECH

Gainesville, MO

#6 Dec 16, 2012
CAN ANYONE COMMENT OR SHED LIGHT ON THE SUICIDE PACT SET FOR FRIDAY SHOULD WILLOW SPRINGS PARENTS BE TAKING ACTION AS WELL? I HOPE WEST PLAINS TAKES IT SERIOUS EVEN IF IT ENDS UP BEING A RUMOUR
PARENTS NEED TO UNITE FROM WILLOW TO WEST PLAINS AND TAKE CARE OF ALL CHILDREN
SAFEORNOT

Sparta, MO

#7 Dec 16, 2012
TONYA CREECH wrote:
CAN ANYONE COMMENT OR SHED LIGHT ON THE SUICIDE PACT SET FOR FRIDAY SHOULD WILLOW SPRINGS PARENTS BE TAKING ACTION AS WELL? I HOPE WEST PLAINS TAKES IT SERIOUS EVEN IF IT ENDS UP BEING A RUMOUR
PARENTS NEED TO UNITE FROM WILLOW TO WEST PLAINS AND TAKE CARE OF ALL CHILDREN
You are prob just over reacting like I was Tonya...according to everyone here, there is really nothing more you can do to protect those children...I mean what can we do if they are going to off themselves? Maybe you should go to the school board and see if they can help, I really doubt it, but it will make everyone feel better if you color inside the lines:)
JMO

Branson, MO

#8 Dec 17, 2012
Your sarcasm is noted. I believe Supt. Hutsell addressed this issue this morning. No one is trying to make light of these issues. My comment was that you should check out what protocol is in place before jumping to conclusions on this stupid website.
Protocal

Willow Springs, MO

#9 Dec 17, 2012
There are numerous plans and procedures in place at the Willow Springs School. And don't think for a minute the Officer Moore is just there for his charm, good looks, ability to deal with the kids or for handling the distruptive ones. He is a highly trained police officer. He is a member of the Howell County Swat team. And he has more "hardware" on him than more G.I.'s carry into combat.

I think he has the training and the equipment to handle a situation like the one on Friday.

I only hope and pray that he never has to be tested on his abilities.

Even with all of the safegards, these idiots will continue to do acts like the one in Cont.
Better safe than sorry

Branson, MO

#10 Dec 17, 2012
My children will not be attending at all this week especially since the mr hutsell or whatever straight up lied to me this morning. Stating that everyone of the staff members was aware of the situation and were on gaurd! LIES when I first called I spoke to Cindy at the front desk and asked her who I needed to speak with about the West plains suicide pact and what Willow was going to do and she knew knew nothing about it and asked me where I heard that from... my kids will not be going back!
Facts

Ava, MO

#11 Dec 17, 2012
Better safe than sorry wrote:
My children will not be attending at all this week especially since the mr hutsell or whatever straight up lied to me this morning. Stating that everyone of the staff members was aware of the situation and were on gaurd! LIES when I first called I spoke to Cindy at the front desk and asked her who I needed to speak with about the West plains suicide pact and what Willow was going to do and she knew knew nothing about it and asked me where I heard that from... my kids will not be going back!
Did you speak directly to Dr. Hutsell this morning?
Better safe than sorry

Branson, MO

#12 Dec 17, 2012
Yes I spoke with him for about 15 minutes!
Be Careful

Ozark, MO

#13 Dec 18, 2012
Better safe than sorry wrote:
My children will not be attending at all this week especially since the mr hutsell or whatever straight up lied to me this morning. Stating that everyone of the staff members was aware of the situation and were on gaurd! LIES when I first called I spoke to Cindy at the front desk and asked her who I needed to speak with about the West plains suicide pact and what Willow was going to do and she knew knew nothing about it and asked me where I heard that from... my kids will not be going back!
Please don't leave your home. There have been threats made at people all over the place and bad things are bound to happen. People are dying left and right and there doesn't seem to be any way to stop it. Fatalities are on a sharp increase and if you go outside your home, you only dramatically increase the chance of being killed.
Reality

Lenox, MO

#14 Dec 20, 2012
Let CCW holding teachers carry on their personal and keep it private.
Marvin

Ozark, MO

#15 Jan 14, 2013
Let CCW holding teachers carry on their personal and keep it private.

Very good idea.
lmao

United States

#16 Jan 14, 2013
Ur all dumb. Nothing u can do. Go ahead and terrify your children. Why not. Most of you dont give two shakes about them anyway. Tv and video games and food are your babysitters. Do you really think they got that dumb, that fat, that defiant because u did your job as parents. You all make me sick with your ignorance and laziness.
Hippie Hillbilly

Jacksonville, FL

#17 Jan 24, 2013
It's a beautiful day. Sorry you didn't notice.
Hi-Low Split

Ozark, MO

#18 Jan 28, 2013
I hope the school is safe-for our kids sake

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