Parents' Concern About School Safety Remains Elevated

By : Brian A. Navarro



Throughout the years, school shootings have brought fear into many loving family’s hearts. In just this month, August, the current amount of parental worry is like last August’s reading, about 17 students and staff members were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. It is also on par with the 33% of parents who were concerned about their children's safety at school in August 2013, roughly eight months after 26 students and staff members were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

     These parental concerns mostly arise from schools taking more counter measure than before, schools nowadays are making sure their dress code and ID policies are enforced to all students to follow without exceptions. Now with that in mind, you could imagine why parental concerns are elevated for the time being...

          Michele Gay, a Sandy Hook parent who lost her daughter in the 2012 shooting and co-founder of Safe and Sound Schools added, “The fact that you’re seeing parents willing to spend their own money on school security measures speaks volumes. It’s a sign of the times that we now live in a world where parents and students feel security upgrades are outranking the need for academic or athletic priorities. This all underscores the need across the board for better solutions to help ensure a safe school year.”

Hi Tides let's hope for a safe 2019-20 school year.