Are you scared to send your child to school?

United States
April 18, 2007 9:19am CST
The world we live in today is much different from when I was little. With all the school "issues" that have been on the news, it scares me to let go of my little one long enough to go to school. I've already been hesitant about getting him enrolled in preschool, but I know that's because he's my last child. I know some people will think that I have nothing to worry about for years to come, but that's just not true. My local news has already had a 6 year old who brought a gun to school and was showing it to the other kids. Another young child had a bunch of little packets in his pocket that had crack cocaine in them. Then there are the teachers who like to touch young children, etc. By far, I'm not the type to home school, so I don't think it would be fair to my child to even try to. I don't think private school will be an option unless I win the lottery or something. Besides plenty goes on in private schools too. What are your views on this subject? I'm sure I'm not alone in this. Are there any options that I'm missing?
1 response
• Canada
18 Apr 07
i'm really worried. my daughter starts school this fall. i'm terrified. i'm scared of her getting shot or getting stabbed or even sexually abused. these things are also happening in grade schools now it's it's so scary. i've thought about home schooling for this reason but i can't do that because i'm a single mother and i need to go out and work. not sure what is the best thing to do anymore. they really need to make some changes in the shcools to keep are children safe. i can't beleive there isn't more that they are doing to add safety to the schools. how many more shootings will it take to do something
• United States
19 Apr 07
I agree that they really need to make some changes. I know funding would come out of the tax payers pockets, but I think it would be money well spent to tighten safety for our children. Maybe the VA Tech incident will open some eyes and get a strategic plan put in place. Thanks for your thoughts.