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Friday, December 16, 2005

Terrorism of a different sort.

First of all, go and read A mother's need to protect written by Jenn of Mommy Needs Coffee.

Now stop and imagine it happening to you. No, don't just think about it, stop and imagine for a momment that is your child. And these are the only answers you can get from the school administration.

I did just that (I'll get you for that Jenn), and let me tell you, it took me to a very dark place (Oh, and Jenn, it is not not only mom's that have that instict, although men may have a better ability to mask it). I give her credit for not, "losing it." I certainly think I would under the same circumstances. But now I guess I should get to my point, shouldn't I.

I certainly understand the need to privacy, especially in today's world, where privacy is becoming a precious commodity. But there are times, where privacy is no longer a factor, and that is when it involves another (particularly a child). That child's "right to privacy" gets trumped by my (well Jenn's but you know what I am saying) child's well being. Why? Because that child drew others into his world with his threats. By all means, do not give me phone numbers, where his parents work etc. (because we know once primal instincts kick in there is no length a parent will not go to protect their child).

But, you can NOT just tell me, "we are dealing with it" and expect that to be a satisfactory answer. This is very much like the post 9/11 world we live in, where we are in a constant state of "Yellow" or "Potential for Imminent Attack." And much like we as a nation are attempting to take proactive steps to protect ourselves from terrorists, I will take any and all steps necessary to protect my child from a terroristic attack from another child. And make no mistake about it. That is exactly what it was. A Terrorist Threat. Meant to instill the fear of it happening, even if it never does.

So forgive me if I do not take your "dealing with it" at face value. That just doesn't cut it.

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