A significant increase in security at my kids school today

The boys did awesome this morning. They got ready for school and out the door with very little effort, at least compared to what it’s been like recently. I took them to school and when I dropped them off, I noticed a major change at the door. Every child is scanned for metal objects prior to entering.

This is totally new and I was sorta taken a back by this at first but then I was forced to remember the reasons behind this.

I’m angry that something like this is necessary but I’m grateful that the proper precautions are being taken in order to help insure the safety and we’ll being of our kids.

So far, there have been several changes within the school to address possible safety concerns. I mentioned a week or so ago, that any and all backpacks are now banned. Purses are collected up by the classroom teachers and all lunch boxes are searched. Metal detection is rounding out the efforts at this point.

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There’s a parent meeting after school today to discuss and address any concerns we have in regards to school safety. I hope parents actually attend and take advantage of the time to express their concerns in regards to the recent changes.

I wish my kids didn’t have to worry about things like this but unfortunately, that’s the reality we live in. I’m grateful that the school is taking security so seriously and keeping the parents in the loop.

It’s a sad world we live in today but let’s not give up on making it a better.