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  •  I can't go along with this: (9+ / 0-)
    Hard not to disagree with the parents of the kids whose kids weren't in that class, though.  This is something that every parent should have known about as soon as possible, not just that afternoon when their kids came home.

    Unless one wants to create a rush of parents descending upon the school and (in all likelihood) a media circus as well, why inform parents of kids who weren't in the room (and who probably didn't even know about the incident until it had been resolved)?

    I mean, come on, they had the matter resolved in the first hour of the school day:

    Ivy says at around 9AM a little girl approached her first grade teacher and reported a classmate with a gun.
    I don't see any reason to alert every parent in the school immediately.  Had the gun been discovered in a more public setting, with more kids around--like the lunchroom or playground--you might do a full alert.

    The school made a good call; they notified parents of students in that particular classroom immediately by telephone and notified all the rest by letter at the end of the day.

    There's no need to inform parents on an emergency basis for something that "could have" happened if the matter has been resolved quickly and safely.

    (Before anyone asks - I'm a father of four. Over the years, I've received both emergency notifications and routine "hey, this happened today" letters.)

    The word "parent" is supposed to be a VERB, people...

    by wesmorgan1 on Tue Apr 08, 2014 at 10:32:44 AM PDT

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