The news today that Oswego District 308 officials are taking very seriously the rumors of planned school violence to coincide with the Dec. 21 end of the world date set by the Mayan calendar has Oswego Patch Facebook friends talking.
Here’s a sampling of what some, including parents, are saying:
Brian G. Shaking my head at you paranoid parents... relax. If you believe in any of this hype as well as the exaggeration of teens and such, you seriously need a reality check.
Ashley H. Brian, I bet that's what the parents of Columbine thought and look where it got them. Reality check to you, this stuff does happen and should be taken seriously. Id rather be safe and over cautious than lose my child when it easily could have been prevented.
Coleen M. Ashley, I was thinking almost exactly the same thing! In our 6 years in the District, we have NEVER gotten a call like that one. I'm sure it was grounded for them to agree as a District to send it out.
Lisa C. REALITY is it happens all the time all over this country. It happen this week! Paranoid NO! concerned that one unstable person can harm just 1 person YES!
Nicole C. How was THAT phone message 308 just sent out supposed to help? I had no worries about my kid attending classes that day until I heard that message. UGH.
Tiffany P. This is scary, glad precautions are in place but what has happened to our world? School should be a worry free happy place!
Lisa U. Both of my high school boys came home yesterday telling me there were rumors flying all over the school about potential violence on Dec. 21st. I believe the school district sent the message so that parents like me, who heard the rumors at home, would know they are aware and working on it. I appreciated the call so that I know it is being addressed seriously.
Gina J. Same thing here Lisa. Both our kids were talking about it to. Now that we got the message, I know we don't need to put a call in asking about it. Thanks District 308!
Crystal F. Yesterday my son told me about the rumors and the announcements that were made and I was waiting to see how long it was going to take for the district to send out a message. All of these threats have to be taken seriously.