All of that is fine and I understand what you are saying and I am sorry for the bad experiences you have had. None of that makes the sentence that I bolded in your original post either true or acceptable. The sentence that I bolded was what I took exception to, because it was incorrect.
In that same vein, I am extremely grateful for my past, and I include EVERY experience in that, because without them I would not be where I am today. I can't be grateful for my present without being thankful for my past. That is probably a different debate. My husband flies almost every week. I can assure you, for him (and me!) and much of America, after a while, flying did just go on. School will just go on, eventually and believe it or not. For a lot of us, after time and healing or therapy or whatever "relaxation" can and did just go on. There is a lot more gumption in survivors, and in America, in my view I guess than in yours.
And I will say with 100% certainty that hearing that a host of people are leaping to homeschool as a knee jerk fear based reaction hurts my heart. I don't think that children's needs are best served when parents make HUGE decisions like that (deciding to self educate ones children is HUGE decision) out of fear ...... There are a lot of reasons to homeschool. Doing it just because you are scared is a lousy one. You might well be a terrible educator, and that would stink for your kids (IMO). Again, probably another debate.
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Perhaps I should explain what a lockdown drill entails. As I said before, our doors remain locked throughout the school day so technically no one can come in unless I let them in anyway. But, if there is a need for a lockdown, we have two types of threats - on campus (a dangerous person on campus) and off-campus (an armed person in the surrounding neighborhood). We only have off-campus drills. The principal will come on the intercom and state, "Teachers, check your e-mails" which is code for "lockdown". We check the hallways to pull in anyone who may be roaming around and then immediately check our e-mails (which are always pulled up on our laptops) to find out if the threat is on or off campus. If the threat is off-campus students are to continue working. If the threat is on campus students are to be moved to the safest location in the classroom which is to be pre-determined (mine is the bathroom). Once my students are secure (in the event of an actual lockdown) or I have directed them to follow lockdown procedures (in an off-campus threat or drill) I will place either a green card or red card in my windows. Green indicates that all is well in my room; red indicates that someone has been injured or needs medical attention in some way. If no card is displayed that is a signal that the intruder is in my room. My kids handled the lockdown drill really well and no one was traumatized in any way.
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