What else can we do to protect our children from Active Shooters?
Are We Doing Everything Possible, To Keep Our Children Safe? The Answer is No!
School is Not the Same as We Remember It!
The U.S. has a staggeringly high number of active and mass shooter incidents when compared to other developed nations. In fact, the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health released a study in 2016 that found the U.S. had more public mass shootings than any other of the 170 nations investigated.
School shootings are a reality in America, an average of one a week just that year alone.Source:https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/21/us/school-shooting-us-versus-world-trnd/index.html
That's 57 times as many shootings as the other six G7 countries combined.
Not What We Want To Lead All Other Countries In!
There's More Than Just Hiding in Large Groups
Do You Feel, Your School Should Offer More Alternatives For Protection?
2018 was by far the worst year on record for gun violence in schools A database, since 1970, shows more incidents and more deaths in 2018, than ever recorded!
If Our Good Teachers Are Leaving At a Record Pace, Who's Teaching Our Children To Replace Them?
Citing low pay, widespread disrespect and potential opportunities in other fields, frustrated public-school teachers walked away from their classrooms in record numbers during 2018, according to a recent Wall Street Journal report based on U.S. Department of Labor figures.
Public education employees, including person in jobs as varied as community-college faculty, school psychologists and janitors, quitting their jobs at the fastest rate since such figures were first compiled in 2001. In the first 10 months of 2018, public educators quit at an average rate of 83 per 10,000 a month!
While this number is alarming, the 41% decline of college students majoring in education in the past decade, is even more staggering! With no resolve in sight and as long as, our teachers and students continue to feel unsafe, in this environment, our Education system, if these factors persist, will reach a state of TURMOIL and that, no disrespect to President Trump (The Wall), is an urgent National Emergency!
Arming Teachers With Guns, Gives Great Teachers, Even More Reason To Quit!
Even police officers can’t always shoot accurately.
More guns mean more gun deaths.
The majority of the U.S. population doesn’t want to see teachers armed.
These are just a few of many poignant insights about the absurdity of arming teachers that have emerged since the massacre that killed 17 people on Valentine’s Day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
Particularly moving have been the voices of students who simply want to feel safe at school and teachers who never signed up to participate in armed combat in their classrooms. Importantly, those voices have called out the National Rifle Association and Republican lawmakers for the ridiculous suggestion that, in addition to the already demanding workloads teachers face, some should also carry a loaded weapon to school in case an intruder armed with an assault rifle begins shooting the children in their care. But the issue runs deeper than adding the unwanted and dangerous task of policing schools to teachers’ jobs.
(German LopezDec 10, 2018, 1:20pm EST)
Have We Forgotten The Tragedy of Mixing Guns in School? Here's A Reminder!
Police Officers Have Extensive Training, They Also, Are Given a Leave and Counseling When Involved In a Fatal Shooting!
Do You Feel Teachers are Physically and Mentally Equipped to Decisively Shoot a "Student" Active Shooter?
Alternatives,To Combine With The Current Code Red Safety and Fire Drill Protocols
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There's a change needed in our current protocols, to reduce these growing number of incidents, there are many tools and devices (including the mentioned above) that are accessible to our Superintendents, School Board Members and elected Officials, we need to stop waiting until another unfortunate Titanic, we've lost too many already, our voices, are a vehicle to make change and fix what's broken. As a tax payer, take a stand, call your Superintendent, Congressman, Governor, Senator and even President, Let them know, our children and teachers deserve better!
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Our Children Have Become Desensitized With Reality, From Continuous Hours, of Game Play and Social Media
STOP AVOIDING the INEVITABLE!
As an advocate for #schoolsafety, I have come across thousands of parents, that give the same response, verbally or in the form of a comment, "This is so sad, that it has come to this, I remember, when we didn't need these protections at school" unfortunately, those days are gone, making that comment, (no disrespect intended) does nothing for our children and their future! Being a part of the solution and talking and/or preparing your children, is what they need most! With the exposure of social media, video games and youtube, our children sadly, know more about GUNS, AMMUNITION and TACTICAL STRATEGY, then parents, so talk to your children, about the seriousness of potential threats, what lives, could be affected, if alerts are ignored and how to prepare themselves, if facing a potential threat.
If we wait for a #tragedy to occur, before we teach #awareness, it could be too late!