Todd’s Note: The “frontier” was conquered a long time ago. Some of you might say that the frontier could never be conquered, but just explored. However, the spirit of independence that sent people Westward still exists in American’s today, even if it seems to be asleep. This independent spirit molded this nation and even generations later, is hard to remove from the fabric of who we are. Part of this spirit is based on our right to keep and bear arms. Will THEY ever try a gun grab? Will THEY try to crush our American spirit? Many believe just that! [...]
I was actually having this same conversation with someone in the district…the part of “we protect everything that is important to us.”
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My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones of the victims of the shooting in Newton, CT.
As an administrator, I have a few quick thoughts, my perspective on this tragic shooting.
1. There are many “experts” on the TV who have no clue what they are talking about in regards to how security and safety work in our elementary schools. Tighten up too much and parents whine and complain that it takes too long to get to their students lunch or holiday party. Make it too lax, and people who have no business in a [...]