Category: School Safety

The Times They Are A-Changin

Youth have a voice! It’s evident everywhere you go! They are speaking out! Raising fists and flags and signs, shouting “Give Us” whatever it is we need! When I was a youth (at risk of sounding old), children were seen and not heard. I recall my seventh grade teacher Mr. Barnicowski had a huge paddle over his classroom door. Engraved…

As A Marine, I Don’t Support People Having Assault Rifles

I’m a  proud Marine Corps veteran and I’ve been deployed to several continents on our planet. In Boot Camp, I was trained to shoot, clean, eat, sleep, and stick with my M-16 A2 Assault Rifle, no matter what. My rifle had a name, Gizmo, (ask my wife) and we traveled the world together.   But once I left the Marines,…

A 17 Minute Walkout To Raise Awareness!

This Wednesday, March 14, marks one month since the horrific events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Students throughout the nation have worked together to plan a nationwide school walkout to voice their concerns about the conditions that allowed this tragedy to happen and as an opportunity to memorialize those who were killed or injured. I’ve been…

Young People, What Are You Thinking?

With a heavy heart I am writing to warn our youth that making school threats is not a joke! In the past 10 days I have spoken with two parents whose children made threats to their school. Before I continue, let me say I am not writing to disclose who they are but more to expose the serious ramifications this…

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