Wednesday, October 11, 2006
I should be on the payroll at my son's elementary school. I break up fights like these at least a couple times a week and I'm only there for about five minutes per day before the teacher allows my first grader into his classroom.
The backpack seems to be the weapon of choice, but it isn't uncommon for a board with a nail in it to make it's way onto the playground. I am astounded at how many parents will look the other way as children are mauled by bullies an arm's length away. I try to intervene in as many scuffles as I can but it is tough with a baby and two little girls in tow.
But the school is on lock-down until the teachers open the classroom doors. One day we were late so I told my nephew to run in through the front door to get to class faster. They stopped him and told him to get outside with the rest of the rabble. Would it kill the school system to provide a playground monitor?
Until then, Invizo-kid is just screwed. See you at the next school shooting.
I'm also surprised that there are at least ten guys that tend the yard around the school and yet there has been a broken beer bottle on the sidewalk (inches from the grass) since the first day of school. I also think some smoker across the street from the school leaves cigarettes on the ground for the kiddies. I usually stomp them to pieces as I walk by in the mornings.
Get involved parents. The odds are already against them.