The school my son, in kindergarten, goes to a school where the kids get walked to the lobby of the school by the teacher and if the parent is not there yet the child waits in the lobby for the parent, without supervision...which is fine for older kids.
Today I went to pick up my son and he was NOT IN THE LOBBY...teacher was outside getting the kids on the bus...turns out my son was down by another set of doors.
He said a man, a stranger, told him to go wait over there( by the other doors), so he did.
I just am really upset over the fact that parents cannot go to the classroom to pick up kids.
my other 3 kids went to a different school and parents went to the classrooms to pick up kids.
This scares the shit out of me, what if that man, unknown to my son, had been a kidnapper? or had other motives/ideas?
I have told him about strangers in the past but after today's long choked up talk he finally "gets it" about "stranger danger"
Answer by Mommy2Layla08 at 4:56 PM on Nov. 8, 2010
Answer by dancinintherain at 4:55 PM on Nov. 8, 2010
I think most school security changed after the Columbine high school shootings. I remember being able to go pick up my kids from the classroom, but since the shootings and 9/11, the lock down procedure is in effect in just about every school. They cant have parents on campus b/c of these reasons. I would talk to the principle about a better release option for the little ones.
Answer by beyondhopes at 5:02 PM on Nov. 8, 2010
Answer by foxracing43701 at 5:06 PM on Nov. 8, 2010
None of the schools my kids have gone to allowed parents inside the school at disimissal. Their old school had all the parents wait in the parking lot (which was blocked off so no cars could park there...it was very small). Then the teachers brought the kids out and the kids waited by the teacher until the parents were seen.
I have no idea how they do things at their new school. My kids take the bus home (like most of the kids at the school). I believe they just sent notes home about parents picking kids up and where to park (on the side streets around the school) and to wait by the front door (the bus kids get out first).
Answer by justanotherjen at 5:09 PM on Nov. 8, 2010
Answer by Orionsgirl at 5:11 PM on Nov. 8, 2010
Answer by layh41407 at 5:25 PM on Nov. 8, 2010
Answer by dancinintherain at 5:59 PM on Nov. 8, 2010
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k what should i do? i have one guy that is so nice, just recently met, and...