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Old 04-23-2014, 08:25 PM
 
Location: San Quilmas, Tx
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Well lets hope that they are dumb enough not to know that, since there are ways to modify your IP address.
And most fail...we shall see, watch the news.
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Old 04-24-2014, 12:29 AM
 
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I read the actual email threat that was sent... As a parent, it made me sick to my stomach...

I am not sending my 2nd grader to school... He came home scared after hearing his friends talk about the situation... He asked if his Daddy could go to school with him in his police uniform with his gun to protect him... I cannot see dropping my son off and letting him walk into school with fear in his heart... We will take the absence, excused or unexcused...

I gave my daughters, 1 in middle school, 1 in high school, the option of staying home also but they both want to go to school...
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:09 AM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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I have been extremely uneasy with the manipulation of information as well as the the lack of information by the districts, police, and media. I think this whole thing has been handled badly, to lessen damage from lack of funding/attendance requirements which seem to take precedence over safety even if that was unintended. My girls are at home and I pray for all schools, staff, and children. The whole thing makes me sick, hoax or not (and it probably is a hoax, I get that). Just sick.
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:30 AM
 
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I would say how I feel about all of this but not being a parent, I am sure I would get flamed by the parents.
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:15 AM
 
Location: The "original 36" of SA
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My wife (a teacher in a local public school) sent me a quick email that said that it seemed like the school was only half full today. I'm sure that number isn't accurate, but I'm honestly surprised how many people kept their kids home today (both of mine in elementary went). HOWEVER, if my children had reacted the same way as mrstxcop's did... I will admit that I probably would have stayed home with them.
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:17 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I would say how I feel about all of this but not being a parent, I am sure I would get flamed by the parents.
Thank you. I also-

I was at a San Antonio Variance Board meeting recently. The Edgewood School District had a building permit to erect a 6' fence but unilaterally erected an 8' barrier and came back to plead ignorance and get a variance.

Their pleading was--- think of Sandy Hook and we "did this for the children". I asked one of the Edgewood administrators where Sandy Hook was? ----No idea.

There are far more actual threats to our children rather than anything perceived.
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Mid South Central TX
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With closed campuses and extra police presence, the campuses are safer today than normal.

I do hope, however, that this makes parents understand why we ask everyone to sign in AND out, wear a visitor badge at all times, and come in/exit through the front doors.
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:19 AM
 
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I did notice that traffic was unusually light this morning....because of this??
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:24 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx
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I did notice that traffic was unusually light this morning....because of this??
I noticed that as well. My daughter is in middle school which has an elementary school next door. The elementary traffic was zero. I got back from dropping her off in record time.
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:41 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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My friends daughter told her only 11 of 25 were there in her class and we are way out in NEISD. Only people outside were Watch Dog dads. Honestly I wouldn't mind a soft lockdown regularly if they'd let background checked volunteers on campus. Personally I'd rather everyone be required to have a background checkbefore they can be on campus with my child any day. I agree today may be the safest they've ever been although it was touch and go with my 7 yr old but he decided to go. His teacher texted me a picture of him smiling.

Regardless, it's almost the time specified in the email so I think I'm going to get some exercise on the street by the school and do some praying that all our children are safe today. And maybe that some angry parents find the people who sent the email before the police do! Then they can go to jail.

Walking past Stone Oak a Elementary and we've got Watch Dogs outside still. My husbands out of town but I'm so thankful we have wonderful dads that are there today.

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