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The current speaker (I think he's from PPS?) pointed out something integral that other callers and writers seem to be forgetting: incidents like this are extremely rare in schools. It's heartbreaking and traumatic for the family and community when something like this happens to a child. But in listing out all the suggestions about what should be done to keep kids safe, we aren't seeing how that adds up to a climate of fear. I am not advocating complacency, but I also don't want to accept that all parents ought to walk their children into their classrooms and see them sit down in their seats before leaving the building every day. I can understand parents' heightened apprehension so immediately after Kyron's going missing, but I don't see that level of vigilance being sustainable. I see it leading to a mob mentality, one of paranoia that is not an adequate or prudent response to the realistic level of threat.
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