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Cast Your Vote:

    • My kids will go to school -- Votes: 60
    • I will home school -- Votes: 16
    • My kids are homeschooled -- Votes: 5
    • Other -- Votes: 4
Dean Winchester 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Alaska 16777 posts
14th Dec '12
Quoting Jenna ♥ Charlotte:" OMG that is crazy"

it is..
i have 2 little sisters in that school.. and another in the elementary school.. not to mention my whole family is there. im a mess everyday and constantly calling to check on them. i told my mom to just keep them out of school til christmas break is over. the 21 is the last day before break.. :/

Charlotte & Gabe 2 kids; California 14277 posts
14th Dec '12
Quoting Whoahbabyy:" it is.. i have 2 little sisters in that school.. and another in the elementary school.. not to mention ... [snip!] ... on them. i told my mom to just keep them out of school til christmas break is over. the 21 is the last day before break.. :/"


What does the school thing about everything ? :?

Dean Winchester 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Alaska 16777 posts
14th Dec '12
Quoting Jenna ♥ Charlotte:" What does the school thing about everything ? :?"


im not too sure.. they just cancelled school wed, thurs, and today because of it.. they are still investigating.. let me see if i can find the newspaper

XDaniGirl 2 kids; Fayetteville, Arkansas 1407 posts
14th Dec '12
Quoting Nicola =):" I agree. You cannot let these people hinder your life. Also, home schooling your child is great if ... [snip!] ... of this incident and other school shootings. I think it would be foolish to home school SOLELY because of random shootings."


Exactly. It's just people freaking out because the world is supposed to end...

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
14th Dec '12
Quoting Nicola =):" My child will go to school. You cannot run from crazy people such as this man. Sheltering your children ... [snip!] ... isn't going to benefit them. This does inspire me to to teach my son what to do in situations such as these, though."


:!:



It is idiotic to say that you (general you) won't let your kids go to public school for fear of school shootings. I guess movie theatres, malls, parties and everything else is just out of question? Stupid.



Shit happens. That's life.

castaway 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 18750 posts
14th Dec '12

I<blockquote><b>Quoting Back to Noob Status:</b>" :!: It is idiotic to say that you (general you) won't let your kids go to public school for fear of ... [snip!] ... I guess movie theatres, malls, parties and everything else is just out of question? Stupid. Shit happens. That's life."</blockquote>



Exactly, it's like saying I am not going to let my children play outside because they could be hit by lightning.



By that logic, all you need is proof that it has happened. An Amish family in PA lost a 9 month pregnant mom and baby to lightning when a pop up storm happened when they were berry picking.

mamaluvsher4babies 36 kids; California 4230 posts
14th Dec '12
Quoting ☮[The Mrs.].
★Momma Dee★ Due December 27 (boy); 1 child; New York 5938 posts
14th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting tomorrow :):</b>" Almost ever parent I see is saying they will home school now. What are your thoughts?? Did this event change your mind?"</blockquote>




No, this kind of thing can happen anywhere. No matter where you live at.

-Niamh- 3 kids; Fallbrook, California 2309 posts
14th Dec '12

We already homeschool... but not for safety reasons.



Things like this can happen ANYWHERE. Being schooled at home doesn't automatically make us "safe".

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 22972 posts
14th Dec '12

I am not cut-out to provide a comprehensive education for my child. I will send her to school.

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
14th Dec '12
Quoting TheNuge:" I am not cut-out to provide a comprehensive education for my child. I will send her to school."



Me neither. I don't plan on being a SAHM for the rest of my life either.



There is danger everywhere. The only way to keep them as safe as possible is to never let them leave the house, and I refuse to deprive my kid of a happy life over a "what if."

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 15000 posts
14th Dec '12
Quoting tomorrow :):" Almost ever parent I see is saying they will home school now. What are your thoughts?? Did this event change your mind?"


Why one or the other? Should be both IMO.

Pinkie Pie Washington 603 posts
14th Dec '12

Mine are homeschooled and always have been. Partly for safety, but mostly for quality of education and in the interest of making the curriculum and method suit the child, not trying to force the child to fit into the curriculum.



I don't think people should panic-pull their kids, but I do think it warrants long-term examination on all families' parts as to whether or not kids are safe at public schools. Not just from mass shootings, but from predator teachers, other classmates, fights, and of course being tortured by bullies to the point of suicide. And not only whether their physical bodies are at risk, but their minds and emotional lives, their educational futures, their family relationships, and their overall health as well.



No one in their right mind can claim any more that these are just "isolated incidents." This is an ongoing problem and one that will not be solved with more laws, more vigilance, or more safety measures at schools. It's cultural and it must be solved culturally.



Until it is addressed and solved on a cultural level, everyone has a decision to make on whether or not they want to offer their children up to the schools, knowing that they are the most frequent targets of mass shootings and that it CAN happen anywhere. It sounds callous, but I don't think anyone can legitimately say, "I didn't think this could happen." How many more times does it have to happen before you stop thinking your child and their school are exempt!?




Yes, tragedies can happen anywhere. But most homes are not targets for rampage shooters, unless it is the home of their family members. Unless you have some real lunatics in your family, your home is safer than a school by a longshot.

The Master 2 kids; Perth, Australia 19989 posts
14th Dec '12

No there's no point since we've never had a school shooting here and I can't actually imagine one any time in the future. Also what am I going to do home school them the whole way through high school (since the majority of violence and bullying happens through high school)? And what about college are you going t force them to do online college at home? And how are you going to make them work from home when they want to be a nurse, doctor, or something?

Pinkie Pie Washington 603 posts
14th Dec '12
Quoting The (super kinky) Master:" No there's no point since we've never had a school shooting here and I can't actually imagine one any ... [snip!] ... online college at home? And how are you going to make them work from home when they want to be a nurse, doctor, or something?"

Loads of homeschoolers go to college and have just as wide a variety of adult professions as non-homeschoolers.