Saturday, December 15, 2012

Feeling Helpless? Read and Share it Widely

Friday marked another horrible school shooting rampage. This time in Connecticut where 20 students (mostly kindergarten aged) and 6 adults lost their lives. As we got the news from our phones during our lunch break, we discussed how we would probably be required to review and practice our lock down procedures. And sure enough, that is what happened as grade level chairs were summoned to the office for just that reason.

As I reviewed the procedures we have in place at my school, I couldn't help but wonder if there wasn't more we could do. Well I got my answer today as I saw a tweet that lead me to this guest post by Kris Still on his wife's, Beth Still, blog.

Preparing for the Worst Case Scenario

Please share this post with everyone you know who has a child attending school or a family member in the education field. Kris gives us some sound ways to properly prepare to protect ourselves and the children faithfully placed in our care everyday. Go out immediately and start gathering the materials he talks about or seek funding to get these items into every classroom as soon as possible. Let's be as prepared as we possibly can be should such a horrific event ever enter our school.