Friday, October 4, 2019

Stressed Out?

Are you stressed out?

Worried about your kids? Schools? School safety? Gun Violence? Guns? The foolishness in Washington, D.C.? Or right here at the State Capitol in Columbia, S.C.? Work? Money? Life?

Take William James' (1842-1910) advice:

"The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another."


Bullet Found on Bus; decapitation threatened - Lex. 1

The State newspaper is reporting that a bullet was found on a school bus in the Lexington 1 School District. Also, that a 12-year-old student assaulted a teacher and a 16-year-old student threatened a teacher.

According to the newspaper article, after the 12-year-old threatened the teacher and said he'd chop off her head with a machete,  "(t)he student was disciplined by school administrators..."


Why is this important to Richland 2 parents, students, teachers, administrators and community members?

Because thse incidents need to be addressed as criminal matters, not just as school discipline. To what extent is Lexington 1 doing that?

The social justice warriors (SJW) want too many incidents to be classified as school discipline problems, rather than addressed as crimes. Sure, it's important to reduce the "school-to-prison pipeline", as many want to call it. Want to stop that pipeline? Well, kids, stop doing the crimes! It's really that simple.

If more parents said, "If you do the crime, you'll suffer the consequences" and stopped bailing their kids out or instantly asserting their innocence, perhaps the number of crimes at school would drop.

There was a time when kids feared more what was going to happen to them if their parents found out a problem at school. That time seems to be far in the past. Now it's somebody else's fault - the teacher's, the principal's, the cop's, the court's, the system's, the (fill-in-the-blank)'s fault.

Soon I'll start posting here how Richland 2 handles minor and major incidents on school grounds.

In the meantime start reading Why Meadow Died: The People and Policies That Created The Parkland Shooter and Endanger America's Students

I own both the e-book and the hardcover editions. The footnotes are a whole story in themselves, and the links in the footnotes in the e-book help you go quickly to the source.