Hi RD! How I handle this with my own kids is to calmly, but seriously advise them of a few things while we sit around the fireplace with hot cocoa, or some other comfortable place.Mo, I have question for ya!
Do you have any suggestions of what to tell them to do in case of someone with a gun on campus. I am not worried about sugar coating things, they get what's going on in the world, and I'd rather have them safe and a little scared.
What "tools" can I give them to keep them safe?
Thanks a bunch!
Hi RD, You have not only the right, but the DUTY to DEMAND your kids' school administrators accompany you to each of your children's class rooms, gym, cafeteria--anywhere on campus and take a clip board with you to keep your questions and observations on.Thanks for your time Mo! I have to go to each of their classrooms with them and go over these things. We've talked about running into the woods and trying to get to nearby housing.
Right now the school has 2 security guards, one patrols the campus perimeter and one walks through campus. They were hired after a fifth grade girl found a man in the girls room who exposed himself to her. Nice huh? I worry because of the city and also because my oldest came home and told me how they heard gunshots during her math class and the whole class went to the window to see what was going on. You bet the teacher got an email from me that night!
Once again, thanks!
Death stalks us, each and everyone of us. When we're young, we don't think about it much. As we get older, we come to terms with it and have conversations with death often on a daily basis.Bump just because...
I am, BFC. I found that out last August when I was shot. But this thread isn't about that, it's about being aware of your surroundings so you can protect yourself and those you love.Death stalks us, each and everyone of us. When we're young, we don't think about it much. As we get older, we come to terms with it and have conversations with death often on a daily basis.
Now,as the world hastens towards armageddon or some other catastrophe, we smugly go about our days as per our usual, knowing full well that death is stalking this Nation, because we can smell it's stench and feel its presence.
We're not going to escape it. It will find us and lay claim to every one of us. Are you 'ready'? Really? Can you give up your body (such as it is) and sacrifice it for Jesus or for your fellow man?
I was almost dead about a month ago and I had prepared myself for the inevitable. Now, my health is returning and I'm not so sure that I'm ready to give up on this world.
Everything to me is now excuisitely beautiful and inspiring. If death comes at me again, I know that I'll be ready, will you? Really?
My apologies to MaureenO and all of the readers for my post above. I was in a melancholy mood and thinking about going back to work today for the first time in over two months after getting very ill on the job in the middle of February, being hospitalized twice and having a surgery that had 'complications'.I am, BFC. I found that out last August when I was shot. But this thread isn't about that, it's about being aware of your surroundings so you can protect yourself and those you love.
Actually, I think your post is perfect as and where it stands.My apologies to MaureenO and all of the readers for my post above. I was in a melancholy mood and thinking about going back to work today for the first time in over two months after getting very ill on the job in the middle of February, being hospitalized twice and having a surgery that had 'complications'.
MaureenO, will you please delete my above post? It does not belong in your thread and I'm sorry for putting it there as it is entirely inappropriate.
Suggest not making angry eye contact when it serves no purpose. Depending on just what his issues were, that might have been enough to set him off. Sure you're armed and all, but it's prudent to not go looking for trouble.Hand still in pocket, I glare at him for several seconds upon exiting trolley but he does not return my stare.
I had a somewhat equivalent situation where I took a somewhat equivalent stance. As the cops dealt with the situation one of them turned to me and said "you know that was stupid, right?" and I laughed sheepishly and told him I sure did. Hope I do better next time.You're probably right bw.
I did not want to cower and appear frightened however, as sometimes going out of your way to ignore them will will just as easily cause an unprovoked attack.
Garry, I'm afraid you're not gonna know for certain, but starting a Neighbourhood Watch for your area is an excellent idea.Another point, probably been made somewhere in the hundreds of previous posts, is to talk to our neighbors.
I had heard that our road is sometimes used by drug dealers delivering their wares. I mentioned it to one of our neighbors and she said we have a drug house just down the road. Not an old house with counter-culture types living there, but a new up-scale house in a recently built subdivision. Who wouldda thought?
Now, I have agreed to help start a neighborhood watch group in our area. I'm wondering how to be sure I don't enlist someone who is already one of the people we should be watching for. We don't want to tip off the bad guys, and we don't want to exclude anyone who might be helped by being involved.
Maureen, got any ideas here? I think the sheriff has to be very careful about what he says regarding suspicions because of the laws.
If possible, cellphone-cam the vehicle. The license plate in particular, naturally. Since most folks have cellphones nowadays and I've not seen one not come with a camera in the last several years this should be an automatic response to anything strongly out-of-the-ordinary.Bump.
With recommendations to be observant for anyone IN PROCESS of leaving a "bag," suitcase or other container and then walking or driving away.
Best advice is to get a good description of the subject(s) and inform the responding officers.
Oo, you know, I wouldn't have thought of that. I haven't used the camera feature but a couple of times. Thanks for the reminder. Now I have to figure out how to use it quickly.If possible, cellphone-cam the vehicle. The license plate in particular, naturally. Since most folks have cellphones nowadays and I've not seen one not come with a camera in the last several years this should be an automatic response to anything strongly out-of-the-ordinary.