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Must Watch - Winthrop coach comments on school shooting

  • i don't know about you but everyday since last Friday I have gotten chocked up.
    Every time I see my young girls or my mind wonders to those poor families it hits me hard!
    I have given more hugs in the last week than I have in 6 months.

    Prayers are still going up for those families...

    May God give the piece!

    This post was edited by bama1990 19 months ago

  • Dude, I'm an administrator in an elementary school and to say the least this has been the toughest week of my professional career. Everywhere you look is a reminder of what happened up there. Every kid and every classroom is a reminder. Christmas parties, kids constantly talking about Christmas and how excited they are, hugging you and telling you how much they'll miss you while they're out for Christmas break--theyre just innocent kids. There's been quite a few times I was strong enough to hold it together in front of the kids but had to go straight back to the office where I would lose it. Add to that the parents calling, emailing, wanting an appointment to meet with you to talk about what you're doing to keep their kids safe, and deservedly so. Just a tough, tough week, but at the end of the day I get to go home and hug and kiss my little boys. I still can't wrap my brain around what those parents are going through in Newtown.

    I'm sure I speak for all administrators and probably teachers too, but if that ever happens at my school I won't be coming home. He'll have to go through me to get to those kids, and im ok with that. That principal up there did exactly what she was supposed to do. We have excellent procedures in place for lockdowns, etc. I meet with EMA personnel on a regular basis to discuss procedures and go over hypothetical situations. We've completed multiple hours of FEMA training on emergrncy situations. But, all of that becomes irrelevant when some psychopath with a gun has bad intentions. If he wants in the building, hes getting in no matter how locked up the building is. As a matter of fact, I wish they'd let me carry a gun, and I've had several parents tell me the same thing this week. If these assholes know they may get shot when they bust into a school a lot of this wouldn't happen.

    Sorry to ramble, but needless to say this has all been on my mind all week and will be for some time.

  • Thanks for this reply and thank you for what you do with all the passion your post shows!
    Thanks for keeping our kids so close to your heart!

    God bless you and all the teachers and administrators who's jobs and professionalism we all rely on to watch over or children!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

  • Bump as this is a very passionate video and should be seen. To the administrator I was just promoted to house supervisor at St Vincent's and was involved in the shoot out there. As frightening as it was for me personally at least we had a large contingent of police on the scene to stop everything. I couldn't imagine had they not been there and that happened and multiply that emotion infinitely if I were in your shoes and innocent kids were being injured. It's very humbling and makes you realize you have to take things for what they are.

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