To the Editor:
A parent’s worst nightmare is to outlive his or her children, but are we doing everything to prevent that?
I’m a concerned parent of an 8-year-old boy. I was taught to respect and fight for all others regardless of race, gender, social status, etc.
Some local schools, like Harker Heights Elementary, have double doors that visitors have to be buzzed in to get through. Others require you to pass through the office first, but again through unlocked doors with easy access to the main school.
At the least-secured school, you can walk directly in the main door with nothing to slow you down.
Most believe the schools are under orders by the fire marshal (to keep doors unlocked). That was an old rule that isn’t true. Most everyone, including other news outlets, told me “If that’s their policy, then that’s their policy.”
I thought we lived in a democratic nation, but when you stand up for what’s right, if you’re not the right status, you are supposed to take whatever answer they give you, and not question whether there is a safer measure.