In an article just recently posted by FoxsNews.com, a Florida University has distanced itself from one of it's own associate professors for his claim that the Sandy Hook tragedy may have been a government drill or staged event. According to the article, a director of media relations at FAU told FoxNews.com in an email that this associate professor "does not speak for the university".
Regardless of whether or not there is any truth to this, it does not take away the insecurities that such a traumatic event has unleashed in the minds of many individuals. With this still fresh in the thoughts of so many people, one may question the safety of our schools or even if we, as a society, have gone too far.
For Thornton Elementary School, it has triggered what some may have mixed emotions over. According to a call placed to parents of students attending, the school has now taken action to install a door bell at the entrance of the school. As students have now returned, every person who enters the building must first ring the bell and wait for a school official to come to the entrance door. At that time, the individual must provide identification and state their purpose for their visit.
It will be interesting to follow how schools across the state will react to these current events and how the public, in general, will adapt to such changes.
Will these new measures truly make our public schools safer or is it opening the door for more government involvement in the schools? How far will this actually go? One thing is clear, this is a subject that will probably be around for quite some time. It also provides opportunities for parents and teachers to talk to their students about school safety. Do you have any tips or suggestions? Are you or have you talked with your own children about school safety? Share your thoughts and leave a comment.
FoxNews.com. January 8, 2013.